Tag: strawberries

How to Freeze Strawberries

Nothing screams summer like lots of delicious berries, in my opinion. But what if, in your heat-fueled berry-picking fervor, you end up with way more berries than you’ll ever eat? You can make them into jam, sure, but sometimes you just want to put up those straight berries without the extra sugar so you can use them later in baking and in smoothies, right?

Grow Strawberries for More Flavor

Have you noticed that those big, bright, beautiful strawberries at the grocery store stop being so impressive when you bite into them? Here’s why, and it’s all the more reason to grow strawberries yourself!

Food Fact: Methyl Iodide

More than 50 scientists, inluding 5 Nobel laureates, called methyl iodide “one of the more toxic chemicals used in manufacturing.” The fumigant is still legal and used in many conventional strawberry fields.

Update: California Strawberries and Methyl Iodide

About a month ago, Jeannie posted an eye-opening piece on California’s approval of the toxic soil fumigant, methyl iodide for growing strawberries. It caused a bit of a stir, both in the comments and on Facebook, and one reader reached out to let me know that she’d contacted one strawberry company to see if they were using methyl iodide on their fields.

Maybe Think Twice before Buying Strawberries from California

With strawberry season coming up, it’s worth it to bring up that California has controversially approved methyl iodide – a rather nasty pesticide – for use. California grows a very large percentage on fruits and vegetables for the US, and strawberries are maybe one of the most noteworthy. Here’s why.

Strawberries (In Season Now)

[social_buttons] Strawberries have just come into season here in Poland. The first batch or two we got weren’t great, but they are getting very good again now. (Last year’s may [ … ]

Pesticides That Buy Time

[social_buttons] This is the third in a series of posts talking about crop-by-crop reasons that pesticides are used.Β  These are reasons that go beyond just protecting the yield of the [ … ]