Roasted strawberries

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Roasted strawberries
For our market's second birthday, a sweet dessert is in order. Pick up some vanilla frozen yogurt, even nonfat tastes good. Use this chilled strawberry sauce. Watch the smiles of friends and family members. Another sweet option may become available at our Oakland market in the future. While at a meeting at Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente, I had the privilege of visiting their farmers' market. The beekeeper from Small Bees said her family comes to 5 Kaiser Permanente markets and will also come to the Redwood City market when it opens June 8th. She is working with the California Certified Organic Farmers Association and changing her beekeeping methods to meet organic guidelines so she can come to our Oakland market.


  • 1 qt strawberries from VB Farms (VB stands for Vanessa Bergholm, the President of the California Certified Organic Farmers Association.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 450°. Hull the strawberries and toss with the sugar in a large baking dish. Roast them for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. As they become soft and fragrant, an amazing amount of sweet red juice is released. Chill for at least two hours. Watch out, this is really good.

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