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 tests 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 providing this outlet improves picker morale, while also allowing us to maintain a healthier strawberry plant by minimizing the weight of berries on the plant. We then utilize the culled berries in our in-house processing shed, repurposing them into items that are used in juice concentrates, puree for beverages, and breakfast pastries.