100% of Bobalu’s strawberries are hand-picked and packed on our ranches. Every berry that is picked and packed has to be examined by our team to see if it meets the shape, color, firmness, and taste to be a Bobalu strawberry.
Now, farmers just like mothers, don’t have any ugly children, but not all our berries develop correctly. This program gives us the ability to keep out-of-grade berries in an alternative pack. We have found that this allows us to maintain a healthier strawberry plant and increases our overall quality of fresh strawberries. We utilize the culled berries in our in-house processing plant, repurposing them into items that are used in juice concentrates, puree for beverages, and breakfast pastries.