So you went to the U Pick Strawberry Farm and brought home pounds of fresh, sweet strawberries… but you can’t eat them all today? Read Colleen’s tips for keeping them fresh...
How to keep strawberries fresh:
- Don’t wash them!
- Store in a dry container in the fridge until you’re ready to use them. (My grandma always lays a paper towel in the bottom to absorb moisture.)
- Then wash them, pare the top off and enjoy.
- If you pick a LOT… here’s how to freeze strawberries: Wash and dry thoroughly. Pare (cut off the tops). Lay them apart on a cookie sheet and slide into the freeer. After they are frozen toss into a gallon zip bag and use as needed!
And I’d add that, of course, the best thing to do when you have extra is always to share! Enjoy your harvest!