Ask Anne “The Farmer’s Wife”
Q1 How do I store my strawberries once I take them home?
A1. Just put your UNWASHED berries in and air-tight baggie or container and place in refrigerator. Only wash them just prior to eating or preparing them for cooking.
Q2. Do you sell certified organic strawberries?
A2. Yes! You will find both certified organic and conventionally grown berries at all our stands.
Q3. Aren’t all the Manassero stands the same?
A3. No…There’s only one Original and it says so right on the front of every stand. Look for our name and logo to be sure your at The Original. The names may be similar but that is where the similarity ends. Only The Original Manassero Farms accepts credit/debit cards, has a frequent customer card, website and offers coupons and specials. We are all independently owned and operated.
Q4. What variety of strawberries do you grow and sell at The Original Manassero Farms?
A4. We grow both Camarosa and Monterrey strawberries. Both varieties are known for their very consistent firm texture. They have a uniform deep red color inside and out. Most of all we want to bring these superior varities to our customers because of their amazing taste and sweetness.
Q5. Why are the berries I buy at other farm stands and grocery stores white on the inside?
A5. Unlike some other stands and grocery stores, and big box stores we do not grow or sell the commercial Ventanna variety. The Ventanna produces lots of not so tasty berries that are white in color on the inside.
Q6. I bought some berries at a big box store and they were mostly red but white on top around the stem. I thought if I left them on the counter they would ripen up. They didn’t, what happened?
A6. Remember, berries don’t ripen they ruin. Unlike a lot of different fruits, once strawberries are picked they do not continue to ripen, they begin to ruin. Washing the berries will only hasten the ruining process. That is why if you buy a green grocery store berry it will never get any redder in color or get any sweeter tasting.
Q7. I took my frequent customer card to a Manassero stand and they wouldn’t honor it. Why?
A7. The Original Manassero Farms are the only locations that give out and honor the cards. The names may be similar but the stands are independently owned and operated. Please check the locations page of our website to find locations that will honor your card.
Q8. Do you ever donate product to charities? If so, how can I request a donation?
A8. Yes, we donate strawberries (when they are in season) to various charities all the time. We are proud and happy to give back to our community as much as we can. We get several requests for donations and pick one a month to fulfill. Please submit a request using the from on the right and include as much detail regarding your event/cause as possible along with your 501c3 number. I hope we can help!
Q9. I would like to work for The Original Manassero Farms. How can I get a job application?
A9. We would love to interview you! We are always looking for friendly, reliable people to add to our family. Just send me a note using the form below to request a job application.
Q10. Does your produce contain GMOs?
A10. NO, it never has and never will. All our produce is GMO free from the soil and seeds to the finished product.
Q11. Do you take credit cards?