The boys and I visited our local Farmers Market for the first time last week. It was small but I was pleasantly surprised by what the had to offer. I was excited to find cut hydrangeas but for the boys strawberries were the main attraction.
They really wanted to get the large basket but I was nervous about them going bad before we could eat them all. I remembered reading a tip on Pinterest about washing berries in a 1:10 mixture of white vinegar in water to kill mold spores. I figured it was worth a shot.
I filled the sink with enough cold water to cover the basket of berries, added about a cup of white vinegar and swished it around to be sure they were all rinsed well. I gave them a quick water rinse afterwards and that was it.
Over a week later and the strawberries are still going strong so it seems to have done the trick! I tried this on raspberries too and it was a definite improvement although they didn’t last as long as the strawberries.
Do you have any tips for keeping produce fresher longer? I’d love to hear them-I hate throwing out food.
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