June Is Strawberry Month
Like all fruits, strawberries have a season in which they are most abundant, and in Massachusetts that begins in mid-June. Local strawberries are juicy and tender and quite different from the berries you can buy year round from California.
Buying the Best Berries
Strawberries are a fruit that should be purchased organically or from Massachusetts farms that limit the use of chemicals. For organic farms refer to http://www.baystateorganic.org/MA/MA-STRAWBERRIES.html for your strawberries.
Go Organic for California Berries
If you buy California strawberries at any time of year, choose organic. California non-organic strawberries have high concentrations of pesticides that can do more harm than good.