Strawberries are in season (yay!) & more than likely will be on sale (double yay!). When you're shopping for strawberries be sure to buy the ripest ones you can find because they will not ripen on your counter like other fruits (e.g., avocados, peaches, pineapples).
When perusing the farmers market or your local grocery store make sure your strawberries are
- the brightest
- the reddest (avoid the white or greenish ones - they're not going to get any riper!)
- not soft or shriveled
- not fuzzy (strawberries always seem to get moldy super fast - even before you take them home!)
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