July 01, 2011

How To Store Fresh Strawberries

June in Wisconsin is a lovely time of year. I could eat local year-round, if every month were like this. Last weekend, Chris and I went to Barthel Fruit Farm in Mequon to pick strawberries and sugar snap peas. After our experience, I have a new found appreciation for the effort it takes to pick fruits and vegetables every Thursday for CSA shares.

After picking 5 pounds of strawberries, I wasn't sure as to the best way to store them. So I consulted Google, and found this Chowhound discussion, which suggests using glass jars in the fridge for up to a week.

I'm happy to report that the glass jar method worked really well!  All of the strawberries looked and tasted great one week later.

I left a few strawberries out, which I hulled and washed. By the way, I love the strawberry huller tool from Pampered Chef (now sold as a combo tool).

The strawberry fields were very crowded; the pea fields not so much. I did hear a couple urine jokes in relation to the pea bags sign, so although there were fewer pea people, they were having a good time :)

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