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Berries

In botany, berries are the ripened ovaries of flowers; a berry’s seeds are embedded in the flesh of the fruit. Examples of edible berries are tomatoes, eggplants, persimmons, and dates. None of the foods we generally refer to as berries are the real botanical thing. A strawberry, for example, is called an accessory fruit by botanists. The sweet red flesh of a strawberry certainly acts like a fruit, but the tiny yellow seeds on its surface are the true fruits of the plant.

In Season

March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Recipes with Berries

sabzi kuku_oyna

Kuku Sabzi

Aisan Hoss, Oyna Natural Foods

Strawberry or Raspberry Vinaigrette

Shanti Wilson, CUESA Market Chef

Honey Yogurt Parfait

Helene Marshall, Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey.

Articles about Berries

May 25, 2007

The Time is Ripe

How is farmers’ market fruit different from a supermarket? An ode tree-ripened summer fruit juiciness, straight from farmers’ mouths.

About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »