≡ Menu

Washing Berries in a Vinegar Wash

Does washing berries in a vinegar wash keep them fresh longer?

Want your fresh berries to last up to a week longer? Here's the recipe | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/washing-berries-in-a-vinegar-wash/for a vinegar wash used at Big Mill B and B near Greenville, NC | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/washing-berries-in-a-vinegar-wash/

Fresh picked berries are yummy. Recipe for storing berries below

Everyone has an opinion. I think you should at least give it a try, then decide. I know the vinegar wash works for me, but then I think white vinegar is “gold.” We use it here at Big Mill B&B for an eco-friendly cleaning product. I also use it as a fabric softener.

Vinegar-Berry-Wash-from-Big-Mill-keeps-berries-longer- | https://chloesblog.bigmill.com/washing-berries-in-a-vinegar-wash/

Hover over photo to SHARE or PIN for LATER

Some folks do not believe this works – try it for yourself and you will see. It works for me and I have a B&B so I deal with lots of fresh fruit

Chloe Tuttle Big Mill Bed and Breakfast near Greenville NC

Vinegar-berry-Wash-Recipe-Chloes-Blog

Berry Wash Recipe

Vinegar helps fresh berries last a lot longer. I promise you won't taste it.
Author: Chloe Tuttle

Ingredients

  • Fresh strawberries
  • 1 part vinegar
  • 10 parts water

Instructions

In a large pan mix the water and vinegar. Gently add the berries and gently remove them to a colander to drain. Repeat this washing and draining.

    After they have drained, remove the berries and place them on a cookie sheet lined with paper towels. I place this in front of a fan or under a ceiling fan until all the berries are very dry. Sometimes I have to replace the paper towels. Some folks use a salad spinner to remove the water. If you use the salad spinner, line it with paper towels. It certainly is faster than air drying on the cookie sheet.

      To store I use the plastic containers that the berries are in at the grocery stores. Wash these containers and dry them. Put a layer of berries, a small piece of the paper towel and then another layer of berries until the container is full.

        Store berries in the refrigerator, not in the crisper. My berries will keep a week; they don’t keep a week if I just put them in the refrigerator without the vinegar wash.

          Like this recipe?Follow us on Pinterest: @bigmill or tag #bigmillbb

          Big Mill Bed and Breakfast 252-792-8787

          Follow Me

          Chloe Tuttle

          Eco-friendly innkeeper at Big Mill Bed & Breakfast
          I am a farm girl who sailed the world, returned home to the family farm and opened Big Mill Bed and Breakfast. Join us for Business EXTENDED STAY or a quiet getaway 252-792-8787.
          Follow Me

          You Might Also Like

          Fort Branch Civil War Reenactment War wages every year on the first weekend in November as the Confederates attempt to defend Fort Branch against the Union Army.  Fort Branch is locate...
          All the Flowers Are Blooming! All the flowers are popping out and the grass is green and growing fast. Flowers are Blooming everywhere at Big Mill Time will move slowl...
          Cast Beeswax Ornaments I saw my first Brown Bag Cookie Mold in the early eighties in a tiny shop in Virginia Highlands, a small Yuppie neighborhood in Atlanta, where I was l...
          Spinning and Raising Sheep on the Pamlico River Chloe, Maggie Belle, and Yorick In another life, I had sheep in my yard. Remember the sixties? I didn't have a lawn mower and I really did believ...
          332 Shares
          Share172
          Pin158
          Yum2
          Share
          Tweet
          Email