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Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

While strawberries can be found at our local supermarkets year-round, we are fast approaching this familiar fruitís natural season, when you can grow them yourself or go to local farms and pick your own.

Strawberries pack a nutritional punch, being rich in vitamin C and manganese, as well as boasting potassium, folate, vitamind B2, B5, B6, and K, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and copper.† Available in more than 600 varieties, strawberries can be found in a range of colors, textures and sizes, with the smaller ones, such as the alpine strawberry or fragaria virginiana, usually having the most intense flavor.† Experience has probably already told you that strawberries have a very short shelf life, perishing within a few days of purchase.† To best store strawberries that are to be eaten within a couple of days, be sure to remove any that have mold or are beginning to turn in order to prevent them from contaminating the other berries.† Refrigerate the good berries, well-covered, unwashed and uncut.

Fresh strawberries can also be frozen and stored for up to a year.† To freeze them, wash and pat dry the berries gently.† Place the berries on a cookie sheet in a single layer and freeze.† Once frozen, transfer berries to a heavy, plastic food storage bag, along with a spritz of lemon juice to help them maintain their color.

Of course, naturally sweet, fresh strawberries are beyond yummy, but the culinary possibilities of this fruit are pretty endless, from traditional desserts like shortcake and sorbet to more savory delights, including salads.†† Whatever your pleasure, when you see these little red wonders at your farmers market, you’ll know that spring has truly come.

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Terri Hall

Terri Hall lives in the Hudson Valley with her family. In addition to writing, Terri works with public television and radio stations/networks in the area of new media, and leads workshops on authentic and empowered living.


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1:12AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014


1:01AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

ccoool stuff

12:38AM PDT on Aug 27, 2014

too much cool :-)

12:45AM PDT on Aug 25, 2014

woww delicious post

11:34PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

fantastic like always

11:18PM PDT on Aug 21, 2014

thanks for sharing great strawberry recipes

3:56AM PDT on Aug 6, 2014

very nice indeed

12:35AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014


12:13AM PDT on Jul 16, 2014

fantastic work.

12:30AM PDT on Jul 13, 2014

yummy....... nice :)

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