What, if anything, can you tell me about these strawberries?
May 11, 2012 3:28 PM Subscribe
Can you tell whether these strawberries are organic? Also, are they stolen?
posted by désoeuvrée to food & drink (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I bought these strawberries
from a guy on the corner, who is there fairly regularly. I tried to ask him if they had been sprayed with pesticides but he didn't (appear to) understand, so I asked if they were organic and he said, "Yes, organic, from Salinas." But aren't these too big to be organic? Or is size even relevant? I was under the impression, based on overheard snippets of conversation at the farmer's market, that organic strawberries are smaller... But I'm clueless about such things so I could easily be wrong. They were $12 if that tells you anything.
Also, when I got home my SO told me that the people selling fruit on street corners like that usually stole it from someone else's farm. Can anyone corroborate this?