Strawberries are one of the most consumed and utilized fruits, either served fresh or in any number of recipes. A super sweet berry, they are considered a staple of the pastry and dessert world. For your restaurant or bakery shop to be successful, you need to include strawberries in many ways on your menu.
Growing strawberries is relatively easy. Adding a few strawberry bushes to your greenhouse or garden will give you the freshest berries possible for your recipes. If you don't have the room or green thumb to grow your own, order directly from strawberry producers, strawberry companies and other distributor of strawberries. When looking for the best strawberry distributors, you should:
1. Peruse your recipes to determine the volume and variety of strawberries you will need for the dishes on your menu.
2. Find a reputable strawberry farm or distributor in your area for the freshest strawberries at the best price.
3. Purchase strawberries in bulk or wholesale to save money and help clear inventory from strawberry farmers.
Pick the strawberry varieties you use most in your kitchenThere are many varieties of strawberries offering different levels of sweetness and different sizes. The variety of strawberry you choose to use in your dish should depend on the intensity of the sweetness you want in the dish.
Find reputable strawberry plant growers offering strawberry plants for saleThe best place to find the highest quality strawberries is at a local farmer's market or strawberry grower in your area. Another option, especially if you want more control over the quality, size and flavors of the strawberries, is to grow them yourself. This can be done by planting strawberry seeds or plants in Spring and tenderly caring for them until Summer.
Purchase wholesale strawberries to save moneyTo save money on strawberries, purchase them wholesale. This is especially good if you need large quantities of strawberries, need an assortment of varieties, or want to split the cost between two restaurants. Many wholesalers will offer you loyalty or advance ordering discounts also.
- For added convenience, some farms offer hulling and slicing services to make the fresh strawberries ready to use. This will cost extra but may be less for you in the savings of time and labor costs.