It’s BERRY time! Here on the homestead gorgeous strawberries are ripening just as fast as we can pick them. If not eaten fresh, jammed or put into a dessert berries go bad quit quickly. I hate it when I find spoiled berries, those at the bottom of the bowl especially “go fast.” So how to keep the berries a wee bit longer till we can cook or can ’em?
Food Lush blogs says that:
The key to preventing moldy berries? Vinegar! When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider probably work best) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want, (though the mixture is so diluted I find you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.
The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila! Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.
What’s are your tips and tricks do you use on your homestead to keep fruits and produce fresh?
Front Porch Farm Stand
Certified organic strawberries now available. Limited quantities, come and get ’em as they go fast!
Also, in the little nursery we carry 6 pk of strawberry plants to help you “Grow Your Own Groceries.”
Open Sun thru Fri 10 AM – 8 PM