This luscious fruit can be traced back as far as the Romans, and perhaps even the Greeks. The most common explanation for how the strawberry got its name is that children in nineteenth century threaded the berries into straw and offered them for sale. They thrive along California's coast because western ocean exposure and Pacific winds insulate the fields from extreme temperatures and weather, providing the ideal conditions for growing. Strawberries are being called a nutritional "super food" because they are an excellent source of antioxidants including Vitamin C, and have high levels of potassium, folate and fiber. Additionally, strawberries are naturally low in sugar (only 7g per serving), making them a naturally sweet indulgence. These beauties represent California's best, USDA certified organic! Strawberries are best used within a day or two of shipment.
Storage & Handling: Store them in the refrigerator, in a single layer or with paper towels between layers of berries. Wash them just before using, (rinse 15-30 seconds under cool water) and be sure to handle the berries gently as they are easily crushed. Organic produce should not be stored with non-organic produce.