Peak strawberry season arrives a little early in New York

You haven’t really tasted a strawberry's full flavor until you’ve tried locally grown varieties, which are a world away from the underripe fruit picked for shipping. Now there’s a new option on the local front, so New Yorkers won’t have to wait until late May. Bowery Farming, which, despite its name, grows greens in a giant indoor facility in Kearny, N.J., has just introduced Bowery Strawberries, two varieties packed together in 4-ounce containers.

They’re free of pesticides, ripe, and only available for a limited time. The berries labeled Garden are juicy and pretty, with decent flavor but not much aroma. The type called Wild looks about the same as the Garden ones, but they are winners with a lovely perfume and a bright, tart sweetness. 

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