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Raspberries 101: Storage & Serving Success


At California Giant Berry Farms, our farmers grow raspberries with pride and lots of love. Our raspberries are naturally nutritious, versatile, sweet and delicious—in other words, the berry best. 

How to Select Raspberries 

When shopping for raspberries at your favorite retailer, choose berries that are bright and uniform in color, passing on any darkened/dull berries. Inspect the clamshell on all sides, ensuring that it is free from crushed and or moldy berries. Lastly, ensure that the contents of the clamshell are dry, and no berries are leaking juice. 

Did You Know? 

Our growers hand-pick each berry and place them directly into the recyclable containers you pick up at the grocery store. 

How to Store Raspberries 

Raspberries should be kept refrigerated and stored in their original package. Once in your home, we recommend that the berries are inspected. Removing any dull, decayed or broken fruit. To keep your berries as fresh as possible, store them unwashed in the refrigerator in their original container. Just before you are ready to enjoy, gently wash the berries under cool tap water, as they are not a ready-to-eat product. On average, fresh raspberries are best eaten within 1-3 days of purchase. 

Don’t forget, you can always freeze fresh raspberries. If you are unable to finish your berries, wash them, pat them dry, and lay them out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Freeze the berries on an uncovered cookie sheet for at least 24 hours, then transfer them to a freezer bag or container and use them later for smoothies or baked goods. 

Did You Know? 

Frozen raspberries are perfect for baking or smoothies and can be stored for 3-5 months!   

What to Make with Raspberries  

Chipotle Grilled Corn Almond Berry Salad  


Smoky chipotle charred corn and toasted almonds meld with fresh berries for a salad that even the kids will love! 

Raspberry Cheesecake  


Raspberries help make this cheesecake rich in color and flavor when combined with light lemon juice and delectable cream cheese filling. The hot pink raspberry swirl on top is sure to impress any crowd. 

Raspberry Greyhound


Enjoy this refreshing cocktail year-round, Raspberries and grapefruit add tartness to this refreshing and bright cocktail. Take out the vodka to turn this into a mocktail! 

Which recipe will you make first? Let us know below! 

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