Welcome to Farmer’s Market Finds, a weekly summer series celebrating the best of the season. Every Wednesday, we’ll visit Union Square Greenmarket in New York City to see what's fresh, what's abundant, what's at its very best. Then we'll round up some of our favorite recipes starring the tasty produce so you can play around with it at home. This week, it’s all about strawberries.

By Meg Josephson
June 12, 2017

Strawberries peak from mid-June to mid-July, making them the perfect addition to summer desserts. When it comes to picking the best berry, the farmers we spoke to said it’s actually up to the consumer. The smaller strawberries will be more tart, while the bigger ones will be sweeter. Similarly, lighter colored berries are more sour than darker shades. Most markets and farm stands will let you try one if you ask nicely so you can learn what type of berry you prefer. Pick up a pint (or two or three) at your local farmers market, then get ready to serve up something sweet.

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