What to Buy at the Farmers' Market: Strawberries
It's strawberry season, ya'll! And that means plenty of pies, trifles and parfaits are in order, but did you know there are lots of savory recipes that contain strawberries, too? While you're at the farmers' market this weekend, pick up a carton or two of fresh berries... you'll need the extras to snack on while you're cooking!
Look for berries that are bright, firm and shiny with fresh green caps still in tact. Take a whiff to make sure they smell, well, like strawberries! Opposed to other produce, you do not want to wash or cut strawberries before you are ready to use them. A wet strawberry turns into a spoiled strawberry very quickly!
Although strawberries are available year round, unless you're in California or Florida, they aren't going to be as fresh before June or after August, so buy your local strawberries while you still can!
Here are some recipes that utilize strawberries, from main ingredient to accent note, and from dinner and drinks to dessert!