Ohhh how I love local, organic strawberries. In previous years, I have always made Strawberry Freezer Jam. Why Freezer Jam? I like the taste better, it is fresher, more red in color, and if you use a low sugar Pectin or "light" version, less sugar, no cooking equals: more flavor.
My Ever Bearing Strawberry Plants are coming along, although, do not have flowers on them yet. Might not see strawberries this year? Not sure, because I have never grown them before:
We have had a late spring this year, so everything is behind...promises for July and August? I hope so.
I had made Freezer Jam last summer....believe it or not it keeps well for up to 2 years...so we have discovered. With this new batch, we will eat fresh, have for breakfast on pancakes, strawberry shortcake, fresh berry smoothies, and then the rest I will freeze. There is nothing better than in the middle of winter, pulling out frozen/fresh organic strawberries.
Also, strawberry pie, in the works. I have never made a strawberry pie before...this should be interesting, and I hope TASTY! How do you use fresh strawberries?