There’s nothing better than getting a big bunch of fresh, in-season fruits and veggies from your local farmer’s market, produce stand or your garden. What’s not so great is going into the fridge and realizing all your beautiful blueberries have already gone bad. To help prevent a produce tragedy, we’ve rounded up the best tips and tricks for choosing, storing and preparing fresh produce that’ll ensure this summer will be the tastiest one yet!
How to buy: Pick berries that are deeply hued and plump; these will be the juiciest. Skip blueberries that are wrinkly or have discoloration.
How to store: Sort out and discard any berries that look moldy or spoiled. Then store, unwashed, in the carton they came in the fridge for up to 10 days.
How to prep: Remove any lingering stems and rinse under cool, running water. Looking for delicious ways to cook with these berries? We’re here to help. These are our favorite ways to cook, and bake, with fresh blueberries.