Varieties we grow and love:
- Evie 2
As always, fresh produce is most delicious and nutritious when consumed as close to the harvest date as possible.
We do not treat any of our fruit or veggies with sulfites, or anything else. We also pick our berries ripe, sothey will not store for too long. Keep them in the crisper drawer in a partially open plastic bag. Since they are so full of water, desiccating in the fridge is the biggest worry. Molding because we do not spray with fungicides and again, do not treat with any sort of preservative, is the second biggest worry.
Strawberries freeze beautifully. Slice or crush and freeze. Thawed, they are great on ice cream, in shortcake, or, most often in our house, smoothies.
– can be enjoyed in: I have laughed out loud when customers have told me they had berries left over from the week before or wondered what they could do with them. Unless you are allergic, I cannot figure out how one does not eat the whole box on the way home – I know most of our CSA customers’ kids do 🙂
- absolutely best enjoyed fresh, as close to date of harvest as possible, I feel like a dope writing they are perfect n Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream or with corn flakes, but if you really need suggestions…
- if you are swimming in berries, make jam
Tips for preparing:
Rinse in a colander and let drain as much as possible. Hull when you are ready to eat or, you can prep ahead by hulling and slicing, but be sure to cover the container tightly because they will start to shrivel up quickly.
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