1. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Asparagus
  • Stalks should be tender and firm; tips should be close and compact.
  • Choose the stalks with very litle white; they are more tender.
  • Use asparagus soon because it toughen quickly.
2. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Green Beans
  • Those with small seeds inside the pods are best. Avoid beans with dry-looking beans
3. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower
  • Flower clusters on broccoli and cauliflower should be tight and close together.
  • Brussels sprouts should be firm and compact.
  • Dirty spots or smudges might indicate disease or pests.
4. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Cabbage or Lettuce
  • Pick Heads that are heavy for their size.
  • Avoid cabbage with holes and letuce with discloration.
5. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Cucumbers
  • Choose long, slender cucumbers for best quality. You’ll want them to be dark or medium green but not yellow.
6. Pick Fresh Vegetables: Peas and Lima Beans
  • Pick pods that are well-filled but not bulging.
  • Stay away from dried, spotted, yellow or mushy pods.