Strawberry Storage Tips

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:

  1. Don’t wash them!
  2. 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.)
  3. Then wash them, pare the top off and enjoy.
  4. 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!

“…share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”

Hebrews 13:16 


  1. steve moore says

    my fiance are from ft myers and unfortunatlly dont get to travel up that way too often but every time we get to the farmers market we get some of the dried strawberrys. we have looked everywhere for something similar but have found nothing that compares if you could steer me in the right direction to get them shipped here that would be awsome thanks

    • says

      Sure, Steve! Tell me which Farmer’s Market you went to & I’ll check next time I’m there. (Sat, Sun or Wed?) Or did you mean the Flea Market by the U Pick Strawberry place (it’s adjacent to I-95)?

      I’ve purchased dried strawberries from health food stores before, have you checked there? 🙂

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