Monday, May 18, 2009

It's the Berries

Berry season has arrived at the Reading Terminal Market and at local farmers’ markets.

Over at the RTM, Benuel Kauffman’s Lancaster County Produce was selling pints for $4.95, or two for $9. Ben said they were grown in the field, not under hoop houses. Meanwile, Iovine Brothers Produce had California berries at $1 for a one-pound pack, which looked to be the equivalent of about a quart.

At Headhouse Square Tom Culton’s organic pints sold at $5/pint, while across the aisle A.T. Buzby offered conventionally-grown quarts of South Jersey berries for $5.50, or two for $10.

I bought a pint of Ben’s and they were intensively flavored, sweet and of medium size. The berries at all the markets will only get better over the next few weeks. Break out at the whipped cream and pantry ingredients for short bread!

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