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Berry Good Tips for Choosing and Storing Local Berries

There’s a summer-long parade of beautiful berries on Tennessee farms, including strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. Lucky for you, they all have a lot in common, so it’s easy to learn how to choose, pick, store and preserve lots of these local fruits. Take a look at these great tips for Tennessee berries—and start picking!

Conversion Chart
How many pounds are in a bushel? How many quarts are in a peck? This Kitchen Equivalents chart deciphers farm measures from those big bushels all the way to the tiniest teaspoon. Now you can feel confident that what you buy on the farm or at the farmers market will be the right amount for your recipes back home.
Easy Alternatives
Who knew that a pound of fresh mushrooms equals six ounces of canned mushrooms? Or that a cup of plain low fat or nonfat yogurt can replace a cup of sour cream? And who would have guessed to use one vanilla bean in place of one teaspoon of vanilla extract? Well, you don’t have to guess—this Easy Alternatives list just expedited your endeavors in the kitchen.

Growing Seasons
Weather conditions can vary greatly from one end of our state to the other. For that reason, it is always best to contact the local farm you plan to visit beforehand to confirm exact availability, as well as operating hours. Use the guide below to enjoy the freshest fruits and vegetables in Tennessee!



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