Candella’s Farm and Greenhouses River Road Marcy

Strawberry Picking Advice

U-Pick BerriesAt Candella’s Farm & Greenhouses on River Road in Marcy, we want strawberry picking to be fun and educational! Here are some tips on what to look for when doing U-Pick Berries

  • Look for firm berries with uniform color, free of bruises or bleeding juices.
  • Berries are a fragile fruit, so plan to eat them as soon as possible after purchase. If you must keep them for a day or two, discard any damaged berries and leave the rest on the kitchen counter. Storing them in the refrigerator can reduce their sugars.
  • If storing strawberries for longer than a couple days, put them in the refrigerator on a dry paper towel in a plastic container or gently covered in plastic wrap.
  • After strawberry picking wait to rinse berries until just before eating them as water can cause them to break down more quickly.
  • Strawberry picking is an easy, fun way to get outside and make sure that what you eat is of the best quality. Several local farms offer a U-Pick service in which a customer is given a basket and allowed to roam the fields, searching for the most perfect berries.

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