What’s in Season – Strawberries
The strawberry is a small wonder in the world of fruit. Its sweetly sublime yet slightly tart taste, its immediately recognizable scent and its unique packaging — small and compact with an ever so slight crunch (what other fruit holds its seeds on the outside?) all add up to a fruit so delectable and desirable that it’s no wonder it is now the most popular berry fruit in the world. Click for a list of our favourite “Farmer Approved” Strawberry recipes.
Picking & Purchasing
When picking strawberries, gently hold the stem between thumb and forefinger. Carefully pinch and break the stem to release the berry without squeezing the berry itself.
When buying strawberries from your local supermarket, look for berries with a sweet smell that are completely red with no white or green spots. The size of the berries is not important. All strawberries, large and small, are equally sweet and juicy.
Storage & Preparation
Store berries in the refrigerator with hulls intact, unwashed, and lightly covered in a single layer. Use within three to six days. Just before serving, gently rinse under cold running water (avoid soaking because the strawberries will absorb water and lose flavour), gently pat dry with paper towels, and hull (remove green stems).