When is a rose not a rose? When it is a strawberry of course!
Now that we are into the month of May, farmers in your community are selling, on Market Wagon, the tastiest member of the rose family – the strawberry.
While strawberries are grown in every state in the United States, (yup, even Alaska!), 90% are grown in California with Florida producing another 8%. That’s why you should look to your local farmer to give you the best and freshest berry, rather than relying on a national or even international supply chain (roughly 20% of strawberries eaten in the U.S. are imported from Mexico).
Read on for a few fresh facts about strawberries:
Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. On average, there are 200 seeds in a single strawberry. And they sure are popular – in a recent survey, it was the favorite fruit of 53% of kids ages 7-9. The average American eats about 6 pounds of fresh strawberries a year.
They are also a very healthy food. Just 6 strawberries provide 105% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for kids. One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories.
So be sure to check Market Wagon for local strawberry farmers including:
So go ahead, treat yourself with some fresh strawberries from a local farmer on Market Wagon.
One more quick tip, for best results, after your order is delivered to your front door, put the strawberries immediately in the crisper drawer of your fridge as is, without washing them. You shouldn’t wash strawberries until right before you eat them because water adds moisture to the fruit and makes them spoil faster.