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