The Berry Best
Sure, strawberry fans don't have to wait until summer to enjoy their favorite fruit: Commercial strawberries, grown in temperate
areas from California to Florida, ripen year-round. These large berries have a texture firm enough to safely transport over
But if you crave fresh, local strawberries, get ready: They peak from mid-June into July, depending on your climate. Local berries tend to be small, but are sweeter and more tender. You'll find them at farmers' markets, co-ops, and organic grocery stores.