TIP: When you get your berries home, prepare a mixture of one part vinegar (white or apple cider) and ten parts water. Dump the berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse if you want (though the mixture is so diluted you can't taste the vinegar,) and pop in the fridge. The vinegar kills any mold spores and other bacteria on the surface. Raspberries will last a week or more, and strawberries go almost two weeks without getting moldy and soft.
How To Prevent Mold From Growing On Organic Berries
My Mom also taught me to place dry berries on a covered, towel lined plate in the refrigerator to keep them clean and mold free. Always works. How To Prevent Mold From Growing On Organic Berries | WholeLifestyleNutrition.com
soak a large carton of strawberries in a solution of apple cider vinegar (white vinegar works too) and water for about 5 minutes. (1/2 cup vinegar, 2 1/2 cups of water) rinse them with clean water and then placed them on towel to dry. When dried, return to the clean carton or a bowl and keep in the refrigerator.
Technically, I could also call these Raspberry Cobbler Cupcakes. That’s kind of what they are. You can substitute ANY fruit you have onhand: chunks of pear, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, chunks of apple. They’re little. And lovely. And sweet. Find more details at http://twentyrecipes.com/index.php/posts/Individual-Raspberry-Cobblers-116326
“After you’ve washed and dried your produce, wrap it in a plain white paper towel, then put it in the refrigerator. This trick really works, try it! It makes lettuce leaves last twice as long as usual!”