Strawberries Asparagus and Herbs

Strawberries, Asparagus & Herbs at Seaway Farms!

It is that time of the year again!  Fresh strawberries, Asparagus and Fresh Herbs are here at Seaway Farms!  Stop by for some fresh produce grown right here in Ontario, Canada.

STRAWBERRIES

Did you know that Strawberries are not a fruit or a vegetable?  They are a flower!

Well, if they are a flower, they are very tasty!  Fresh strawberries with cream, strawberry-rhubarb pie, strawberry smoothies, strawberry jam… and the list goes on.  There are so many ways we can enjoy this sweet red ‘flower’.

To find out what flower family they belong to, visit the Ontario Foodland website.

Tips on Buying Strawberries

Look for berries that are completely red with no white or green spots and have a sweet smell. Avoid crushed berries and be wary of berries packed in juice-stained containers. The size of the berries is not important. All strawberries large and small are equally sweet and juicy.

Storing & Preparing Strawberries

Remove any damaged berries as soon as possible. Trim damaged areas and use in sauces, ice creams or in baking where appearance doesn’t matter.

Store berries in the refrigerator with hulls intact, unwashed, and lightly covered in a single layer. Use within three to six days. Just before serving, gently rinse under cold running water (avoid soaking because the strawberries will absorb water and lose flavour), gently pat dry with paper towels, and hull.

Strawberry Tips via Foodland Ontario