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How to Store Strawberries

In the coming weeks, I’m going to be sharing lots of strawberry recipes with you. These are recipes that I created in late March/early April, but had to wait a little while to share with you because of Jazz Fest and Cinco de Mayo timing. But I promise, they are worth the wait!

How to Store Strawberries - a step by step guide

Down here in south Louisiana, strawberries are one of our many fruit crops. We actually start getting local strawberries in our stores and farmers markets in early January. Since we have fairly mild winters, our produce seasons are a couple of months ahead of our friends in the north. Which I love because we’re usually eating local tomatoes in May. And that rocks!

A flat of Louisiana Strawberries

Anyway, back to the strawberries. When we purchase strawberries from fruit stands (which I’m known to do), we can buy a whole flat of strawberries at a time. A flat is 12 pints. Which is a ton of strawberries, believe me. But you can make so many things with them. They’re also easy to store in the fridge to use all week or to freeze. Today we’re going to look at storing in the fridge. In the next couple of week I’ll be posting a “how to” on freezing strawberries.

How to Store Strawberries in the Fridge:

1. Grasp the strawberry by the stem and proceed to carefully cut out the white core area where the stem connects.

How to Store Strawberries - Step #1

2. Line an air tight container with a paper towel and place the strawberries inside, core side down.

How to Store Strawberries - Step #2

3. Make sure to line the strawberries up in neat rows so they don’t topple over.

How to Store Strawberries - Step #3

4. Fold paper towels over the strawberries and place lid on container. Label and date the container. Strawberries should last up to a week stored in this manner.

How to Store Strawberries - Step #4

Happy Strawberry Season!

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