View Full Version : What is up with strawberries?!
12-02-2005, 12:26 AM
12-02-2005, 06:34 AM
I have noticed that about strawberries sold in my town. I do not even usually buy them anymore, sadly. I am going to see if they are good at my store also. Another fruit that I have problems finding a flavorful choice is tomatos. I have problems finding a good tasteing one. Neer noticed it when I was cooked, but do now.
Helen Of Tennessee
12-02-2005, 07:30 AM
I found that organic strawberries taste a whole lot better than conventional. My husband and I tested them this year. I only eat organic strawberries, but he tasted both and now only goes for the organic ones.
Yesterday I almost bought some but at $7.00 for a pint (I have paid $7 for a quart), I passed them up. I did buy some peaches, tree ripe (not organic) and about fell over at the checkout line. I bought 4 of them and they cost $9.17 (before tax). But they sure were good. I had 3 for dinner and I figure it was cheaper than eating out. But I don't plan on buying any more at that price. I was wondering where they were growing, also, at this time of year . . .
Like you I have gotten many bad produce :( It's so hard to pick out good produce. I guess it's just going to be a matter of time and practice to figure out where to get it and how to know if it's good or not. And then again we'll be surprised when we bite into it or cut it open.
So glad you got some good tasting strawberries!!!!! I love them!!!!
12-02-2005, 09:57 AM
I've been getting strawberries all summer at the farmer's market here in Oakland. I think the difference is whether they spend a lot of time in transport and in the stores, as opposed to being picked and brought to market. I do try to buy organic as I lived where they had huge strawberry patches and the amount of chemicals put on them is amazing. Worse yet is that there or awful chemicals put in the ground to stop mold from growing under the plants. I've heard that it can take years and years of using zero chemicals before the ground is actually restored to a safe toxic level. Learning that really put a damper on wanting to be thrifty and buying regular strawberries.
Helen Of Tennessee
12-02-2005, 10:30 AM
Check out the chemicals in conventional strawberries:
Pretty scary, isn't it. Strawberries are on the top 12 list of most comtaminated foods. Hence, the reason why I only eat organic strawberries.
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