This great news for strawberry lovers because not only are the berries fragrant and juicy, but they are also inexpensive. (We just found organic strawberries at $3.00 for a pound.) While this situation is not ideal for the farmers, it is a good opportunity for us fragariaphiles - who are anxiously waiting for any sign of Spring to emerge - to fill our re-usable shopping bags with these delicious treasures.
By the way, strawberries are one of the fruits listed on the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list. The following produce items are the most likely to absorb pesticides, so if you prioritize your organic shopping list definitely start here:
The Dirty Dozen
Sweet bell peppers
Created by the Environmental Working Group.
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