2. Steve's father sent along this little trick to prevent berries from molding so quickly:
Mix 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water. Gently rinse berries in this wash.
It's been a pet peeve of mine that strawberries mold within a day. I tried this trick yesterday and my berries are still perfect this morning. He says it works for all berries and they will last up to two weeks, but I won't be putting that two-week part to the test.
3.I like the variety of things available at Ikenberry's farm market. I stopped there to buy salted peanuts for the guys and I found all the tomato plants I wanted for the garden. They also have old-fashioned candies by the pound to mix-and-match into brown paper bags. I love Bit-O-Honey!