This weekend, I found myself discussing the mammoth size of strawberries with friends and family. The mammoth size at Costco, that is. It occurs to me that the size of a strawberry is directly proportional to the place selling it. Case in point: the strawberries at a farmer’s market or farm stand are usually the size of a baby’s thumb. They’re cute, they’re adorable, I’m sure they taste great, but they are TINY. Then there’s Trader Joe’s, which sells strawberries of a more middling size, and Harris Teeter or your local grocer, in which the strawberries tend to look ever-so-slightly plumper.
And then Costco blows everything out of the water with these GIANT strawberries. Giant warehouse, giant strawberries. Tiny farm stand, tiny strawberries.