Disappointed by Local LI Strawberries this Year
- sbp Jun 19, 2008 11:52 PM
Picked up local strawberries on the North Fork (Sound Avenue) twice in the past week. Different farm stands. Each time, the berries looked great, had deep red color all the way through, definitely ripe. But not very sweet, and not a lot of strawberry flavor. I wonder if the weather had something to do with it or just bad luck?
I've had the same problem here in north Jersey...all localavore-ness set aside, California strawberries have kicked jersey strawberry butt this season...it could be the amount of rain we've had during the ripening process...same happens to tomatoes if it's a wet august.
i agree. we've had a few baskets from one of our favorite farmstands, and while the fruit was gorgeous the taste left a lot to be desired.