Spring Cleaning! How to Wash and Store Your Fresh Berries

Spring is here! Which means, so is Spring Cleaning! It’s time to put on your cleaning thinking cap and figure out the best way to keep your home organized.

One of the most loved places in anyone’s home, and probably at the top of your spring cleaning list, is the kitchen! We happen to love the kitchen because it is where the fresh and delicious berries are stored!

Here are the top three ways that you can clean and store fresh strawberries, blueberries and blackberries in your kitchen!

  • Do not wash berries until you are ready to eat them. One of the best ways to keep your berries fresh, sweet and mold-free is to wait to wash them until the moment you are ready to chow down.

  • Refrigerate your berries as soon as possible. Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries are among the most delicious berries around! However, they are all extremely perishable and require a cool environment to maintain their freshness. Save the best for last! Try to make the produce aisle your last stop in the grocery store, so once you check out and drive home, your berries will be just fine.

  • If you’d like to save your berries to use throughout the month, try freezing them! Wash and dab them with a dry towel. For strawberries, cut the calyx (aka the green leaf) off the top. Place into a freezer bag, and freeze. It’s that easy! Then use your frozen berries for dessert treats, smoothies, breakfast cereal, and more! While freezing is always an option to prevent wasted berries, our favorite way to eat them is fresh!