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Strawberry Fields Forever
Wednesday June 29th 2011, 10:46 pm
Filed under: Produce

Ever wonder how your berries get so perfectly placed in the plastic containers you purchase in the store?  Well, we did! 

    

That’s why we sent our Director of Produce, Phil Cassise with Co-Founder, Marc Jonna to the beautiful Driscoll farms in California. 

   

Strawberry pickers walk the field and pluck berries off the plants and place them directly into the plastic container to minimize bruising and over-handling.  Berries are brought to 32 degrees and the pallets of berries are wrapped up (oxygen is removed and carbon dioxide added) to keep the berries fresh during shipping.

     

 


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