Reminder: Keep your berries in lidded glass jars
Just put the unwashed berries in a glass jar, screw the lid on, put in fridge. Posting because I can't be the only bozo who forgot this excellent tip from a few years ago. It really really works. If you missed it there are a bunch of threads, e.g. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/301817
Search for rworange's posts, she experimented a lot.
well NOW you tell me - I just found the last of this year's crop of wild black raspberries covered in mold. ** tears **
I'll remember for sure next year. But... could you remind me again, say next July 5th or so?
:-) I'm not really that upset - I ate my fill for over 3 weeks! Yummy, yummy little berries. What's left on the bushes are for the birds & critters. We haven't had enough rain to keep them blooming. And I'm just about out of french vanilla ice cream anyway!