Author: Oregon Berries

Fresh Market Production Guide

Growing Fresh Market Strawberries

The Oregon Strawberry Commission with the help of Oregon Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant funds and the Northwest Berry Foundation administered a series of projects to explore the Oregon Fresh Strawberry industry. Growing, harvesting, cooling/postharvest handling, marketing, and grower/buyer relationships were the main educational components explored for fresh market production. Buyer and consumer awareness via taste tests of newer strawberry varieties were conducted to create a better understanding of the unique Pacific Northwest growing region, highlighting those varieties that grow best in the Oregon environment. Below are the articles that were created for the Oregon Strawberry Fresh Market Production Guide.

Promising Fresh Market Varieties | Land and Soil Preparation | Pests of Concern | Post-Harvest Handling of Fresh Strawberries | Selling Fresh Market Oregon Strawberries

Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad

strawberry feta spinach salad with cilantro lime dressing recipe

This refreshing Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing and quinoa is excellent on a hot day. The Cilantro-Lime dressing comes together quickly to make for an easy meal on a busy summer’s day! Sweet Oregon strawberries compliment the bright dressing and tangy feta cheese for a delicious main course salad.

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

strawberry vanilla jam recipe

This small-batch Strawberry Vanilla Jam is perfect for satisfying the urge to preserve without needing heaps of  Oregon strawberries and a canning pot boiling away on the stove. Because honey-sweetened jams are less stable than sugar-sweetened ones, plan on eating this jam within about a month.

Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette

strawberry salad dressing recipe

No need to buy bottled dressing when it’s this easy (and delicious!) to make your own fresh batch to use throughout the week. Sweet, juicy, Oregon strawberries are perfect for this vinaigrette recipe. Drizzle this brightly colored Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette over a big bowl of leafy greens with any favorite salad toppings you have on hand for a heart-healthy lunch.