|I like to buy unripe green avocados and let them ripen at home before the’ve been handled, squeezed and bruised by shoppers but, there are those times I need an avocado right away. Here is how I find a perfect ripened avocado every time. First, I like to get my avocados at Brennan’s Market or a smaller market where the avocados are handled with care instead of the mega grocery stores where they are piled in a large bin, squeezed and bruised. Second, I look for a purple/black colored skin with no signs of being squeezed. Then I flick the dry stem off.