Friday, May 30, 2008

Local Strawberries


Strawberries are my favorite fruit. Every winter I stare at the gigantic strawberries in the grocery and count down the months until the real babes are on the shelves. Well, it is time. The local strawberries are flush and they are just perfect: petite (as in, it doesn't take 6 cuts with a pairing knife to make them edible size) and red all the way through (no white middles).


3 comments:

Erin said...

According to this local chef Ron Harris, who opened up a farmer's market on 54th recently, "fresh (true) strawberries are solid inside." Grocery berries are hollow inside to keep longer throughout shipping. (http://www.broadripplegazette.com/images/front_pages/fp_v05n11.htm if you wanna read about this market - scroll down)
I never noticed this, but he's right that those huge, shipped berries are hollow. I see your berries are solid! Good berries.

Alicia said...

where did you pick those up?

Brooke said...

Pauls Fruit Market and Deli by Moito. They had regular strawberries (4.99/pint) and local (3.99/pint). Kathryn seems to think they might be from Huber's Orchard. I guess you can go and pick your own strawberries there this time of year. I wanna go!