When you get home:

        DON'T wash the berries until you are ready to use them.  Washing makes them more prone to spoiling.



Our strawberries are not sprayed with a chemical fungicide.  Chemical fungicides are sprayed early on during the bloom and are systemic.  They can not be washed off - they are IN THE BERRY.  The berries, however, stay fresh for longer.  We use a certified organic natural fungicide that may or may not work :)  We recommend you process your berries as soon as you get home.  We have been told that berries rinsed in a vinegar/water mixture keep longer. (A customer said it worked!) - see this link!

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