I am not sure why I feel the need to can and freeze. But it gives me great satisfaction.
We went strawberry picking this week. I have never had great luck with growing my own berries (too many bugs) but there is a wonderful fruit farm near us.
The fields were beautifully tended to. I had called ahead and they apologized, the berries were getting small and picked over.
I an not sure what they liked looked last week, but they were large and plentiful!
Mike and I picked for 90 minutes and got 48 quarts!
Then the jam making began.
We ended up with 42 pints of freezer jam. They will feel like jars of summer in December.
We also froze whole berries for smoothies, loaves of strawberry bread, and had bowls of fresh berries. But the jam is my favorite