Keep your Berries fresh longer!

There’s nothing more tragic than spending all that time picking strawberries or paying $4 for a pint of  raspberries at the store, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on (and in) them.

After rinsing with vinegar solution, store your berries in these sturdy bone china Farmers Market Berry Baskets from Hammertown

Now that fresh berry season is upon us, we can tell you how to keep them fresh longer!  Here’s a tip worth sharing on how to prevent them from becoming a science experiment in your refrigerator.

Wash them with vinegar.

  • When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider work best) and ten parts water. (1/10)
  • Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around.
  • Drain, rinse if you want (mixture is so diluted you can’t taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge.

The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit, and voila!

Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.

So go forth and stock up on those little gems.  Now you’ll know they will stay fresh as long as it takes you to eat them.

You’re so berry welcome!



  • This sounds like magic! Also, I’ve found that spreading delicate berries out on a plate, as opposed to keeping them in a basket, helps with longevity.

  • Babs says:

    Here’s a taste treat: pour balsamic vinegar over strawberries & enjoy. I think I’ll try using balsamic in your strawberry wash!

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