The Month for Berries Lovers
Continuing every month, we are bringing and promoting the top-notch quality produce. This month, we fall in love with our strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries. Berries are in fact, seasonal fruits. In general, the best time for delicious berries is when the weather is warm. This is part of the reasons we carefully select and bring in our berries from warm weather condition.
Selecting the best berries
When you search for berries in our stores, make sure to observe a few characteristics to ensure the FRESHEST berries are in your shopping basket.
- The berries should be plump, tender, and bright in color.
- Avoid containers that are damp or stained. This indicates the possibility of overripe fruits.
Raspberries and Blueberries may not appear as bright due to the waxy coating. This coating is very important for the fruits to stay fresh for longer. It protects the fruits from insect and bacteria, and it’s only natural to have a pale coating look on the surface of these berries.
After you’ve purchased FRESH berries from us, follow the steps below to keep them longer for later consumption (or before eating them right away).
Strawberries should be washed right away regardless when you are planning to eat them.
- Wash strawberries (with stem) under cool running water.
- Dry with paper towels.
- Store in refrigerator.
Raspberries and Blueberries
These two berries should ONLY BE WASHED before you eat them. If you plan to eat them later, simply put them in a refrigerator. Unlike strawberries, raspberries and blueberries should not be washed under running water. This method may damage the berries. Instead, put the berries in a colander and dip it into a bowl of cold water. Swish the colander gently under the water, then allow it to drain. Dry them with paper towels.
Strawberries and Blueberries can be stored up to 5 days in a fridge. Raspberries on the other hand, last up to 3 days in a fridge.
Enjoy FRESH berries from Kin’s Farm Market any day in March.
Use them in something incredible and share with us on socials using #KinsBerries.
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