Other than freshness and how long it lasts before you are able to eat it, the PRICE is much less!
Check it out--
3 pints blueberries plus 2 pounds strawberries=$10
6 assorted bell peppers--all the more expensive colour--$3 (2/$1)
3 pints blueberries=$9.97
2 pounds strawberries=$9.98
Bell peppers--generally $3.99/lb so if 6 peppers are 2 lbs, then $7.98
Nuff said. Check out your local farmer's market today!!
If you're worried about using all the berries on time, just remove them from their packages, give them a rinse, and place them in a single layer on a tea towel. Dab the tops of them dry, and allow to completely dry, then put in freezer-proof containers or baggies. I usually use containers, but they were all being used.
I kept one pint of blueberries and one of the pounds of strawberries in the fridge, so that I could add them to things like salads, cereal, etc. The ones in the freezer are perfect for using in things like smoothies.
$10 worth of berries sure will go a long way!!