Who can resist a fresh sweet strawberry, ripe from the patch? Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and are rich in the B-complex vitamins. They also contain significant amounts of vitamins A and E, and the minerals potassium, manganese, fluorine, copper, iron and iodine.
To prepare, wash strawberries in cold water. An easy way is to dip them in cold water in a large bowl for a few seconds, allowing any sand to wash off. Spread out on a cloth and gently pat dry. Remove stems and caps with a paring knife. They are now ready to snack on or use in salads, pies, tarts, and smoothies.
To store strawberries, sort out any damaged ones. Place them in a wide bowl or plate, cover with a paper towel, and refrigerate. Use within a day or two.
Greetings to each of you, We've arrived at week 16, our final CSA share of the season. Thank you for your loyalty and support...