Have you had your “red” today? For years, nutritionists have encouraged us to put a rainbow of fruits and vegetables on our plates every day to stay healthy. Fruits and veggies in the red group help maintain a healthy heart, memory function, a lower risk of some cancers, and urinary tract health.
What better way to start the summer than with luscious South Carolina grown tomatoes which are just beginning to arrive at local markets throughout the state.
The good news is that South Carolina grown tomatoes have NOT been associated with the recent salmonellosis outbreak. One reason is that South Carolina growers and others in the industry use both good agricultural practices and good handling practices when producing, packing, and shipping produce.
We've long been big fans of Commissioner Hugh Weathers' "Certified South Carolina" agricultural marketing campaign, but this certainly is another boost for the program. Thanks to South Carolina farmers, we'll be able to shop home-grown with confidence that we're getting the best and safest food in the world!