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Fresh Berry Care tips:

How to care for your strawberries when you take them home:

  • ONLY rinse berries or remove stems when you are ready to use them; helps retain juices.
  • Protect them from sunlight and store in a cool place.
  • Best when used within 2-3 days after picking.

Berry Freezing Tips:

Sweetened:

  • Wash berries and drain in colander.
  • Remove stems and slice (or crush) berries as you stem them.
  • Add sugar to taste (about 3/4 cup sugar to 1qt berries).
  • Mix gently until sugar dissolves.
  • Package in rigid containers and freeze.

From the Field:

  • Select medium-sized fruit, hand clean, hull carefully.
  • Line on baking trays, place in freezer until frozen hard.
  • Remove and package fruit in seal-tight plastic bags.
  • Return to freezer for storage.
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Rasberries in colander being washed

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