Selecting & Storing Fresh Berries
Look for firm, plump berries that are full colored for their variety. Fresh berries are perishable and do not ripen after picking, so store in the refrigerator for no longer than 2 days. Rinse with cool water just before using and remove the hulls, if necessary. Berries in season have more flavor and are typically lower in cost than their out-of-season counterparts. Enjoy summer's best all year long by freezing berries at the height of their season. Then, thaw and use as desired.