storing berries

We were recently in Portland with our friends seeing Garrison Keillor, which was fantastic. He is such a legend. It was dreamy how he weaved his way through the audience singing folksy American favorites, love songs, and a few hymns. Earlier that day, after going to the Farmer’s Market in downtown Portland, and indulging in a mixed variety of berries, I thought about the shelf life and how to store berries on the counter to make them last longer, and a new quick way that we came up with in our home.

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Portland Farmer's Market berries

As soon as we pick our berries from the vine, we can’t eat them fast enough. So my very smart husband came up with a really snappy idea for making the fruit last.

store berries

Best way to store berries on the counter:

-Take containers from fruit bought in the store and rinse them out.

-Pick homegrown berries; rinse and store in the plastic containers.

-It makes the fruit last much longer, with the ventilation.

Freezing berries

One of our favorite late summer snacks is to take a bowl of raspberries, and add a tiny bit of half-and-half or cream to the bowl.

You think you’ve died and gone to heaven.

It’s better than ice cream!

How do you make berries last longer on the counter?

Better yet, are you a Keillor fan?