Workers place the berries directly into the plastic clamshell packages that shoppers will find in stores. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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In Florida, Strawberry Fields Are Not Forever

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Albion strawberries, a variety created at UC Davis, grow on the Chino family farm in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., on March 7, 2013. Mike Blake/Reuters/Corbis hide caption

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A few jars of strawberry jam bask in the light of what made them: the summer sun. Christian Grantham/Flickr hide caption

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Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

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Breeding Battle Threatens Key Source Of California Strawberries

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Regular consumption of blueberries, such as these found at Butler's Orchard in Maryland, may prevent heart attacks in middle-aged women. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Women With A Berry-Snacking Habit May Have Healthier Hearts

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The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

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