I picked up an obelisk planter a couple of years ago with the intention of planting hanging strawberries. It is now in place and filled with plants I transferred from our previous house. I doubt I’ll get any berries this year, so I was excited to see the ad in our local paper for berries picked per order.
The farmer’s son had just finished picking for the day so I was able to get a flat (6 quarts) of sweet juicy strawberries that afternoon. A few didn’t make it home . . . a person gets hungry on those four mile drives! 🙂
The next morning I set out to freeze my berries. My mother and grandmother would make jam out of half of the berries they collected during the season, the rest would be cut up and froze with a bit of sugar added. I prefer the same method I use for blueberries, which is to freeze them whole without sugar.
Five quarts out of six for the freezer. Half of that sixth quart is still in the fridge, I doubt it will last the day. The other half . . . well a person gets hungry processing berries! I think I’ll be making another call to our local farmer. Although that can wait until tomorrow.