Strawberry Picking in the Valley

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.

 For the last couple of years we’ve been heading to the strawberry patch in May to pick fresh strawberries. We found this great spot just outside our town called Broadway Berries. They’re an organic farm which is ideal for us especially since strawberries are at the top of the dirty dozen list. The views are spectacular too!

Broadway Berries View

The kids love picking their own berries, they spend their time alternating between picking and tasting. Last year I pulled Mason out of school to bring him to the patch but this time we waited until after school. It was a great time of day to go. It was warm but not too warm.

strawberry patch

Mason has become an expert at finding berries but Kyla still needs some help. It was so sweet to see them picking berries together.

picking strawberries

There was also some friendly competition going on too. They kept arguing over who had more, by the end it finally took that the berries were all going to the same place so we combined our berries baskets. We had quite the haul.

strawberries in a basket

Once we got home I started to prepare the berries. We froze some of them for smoothies but we also saved some for snacking. Even though the kids love strawberries it feel likes I’m always throwing moldy ones away. When you’re buying organic like we are, it’s even more of a hit. This time we got a little proactive by using the new Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver.

strawberry in freshworks containter

FreshWorks uses a patented FreshVentTM technology that keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging. It regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the best possible environment.

freshworks technology

The CrispTrayTM at the bottom helps to reduce moisture which in turn helps to avoid spoiling. The FreshWorks Produce Saver will help you save money and reduce waster, a win win! They’re also microwave and top shelf dishwasher safe and BPA-free. They’re available in three different sizes:

  • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
  • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
  • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.

I love cutting up romaine lettuce in the beginning of the week and storing it in the large container so that I can make eating healthier, EASIER without worrying about the lettuce wilting or browning before I get to eat it!

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

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