Using and Storing Fresh Fruit in Your Home

Fresh fruit is the ultimate fast food: designed by nature to be eaten, packaging and all! And what could be more convenient: inviting sweetness, handy sizes and bright colors.

We completely understand why so much fruit from Agriberry Farm never actually make it home from the market or pick-up site!

In this section we’d like to help you with storage tips intended to help you make the most of your share or market purchases each week, from the most delicate raspberries to the late-season pears that need to be stored in refrigeration for two or more weeks to reach peak flavor.

In addition, despite the joy of eating your fruit fresh, it can be fun to experiment with new flavor combinations and preservation options. Here are some of our suggestions!

Do you have some favorite tips or recipes to share? We’d love to make them available for all to enjoy!


Click here to search  our collections of fruit-centric, family-tested RECIPES.  The Category and Ingredient Search  list (right side) makes finding new favorites even easier!

We always welcome additions, so please send us any recipes you love or links you found useful, so we can share it with others.

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Fruit Storage/Ripening

Click here for tips on how to care for your fresh-from-market treasures.

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Many fruits freeze easily for use later!

Did you know you can just set a whole container of blackberries, raspberries or blueberries into the freezer, then bag for longer storage.  For more freezer tips, click here.

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Canning/Jam Making

Don’t say we didn’t warn you, but canning and jam making can be absolutely addictive….For information, click here.

In addition to making great use of peak-season bounty, you’ll get bragging rights and gift ideas galore.  You’ll be amazed how fun and easy it is to make your own jams and preserves!

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