Large, plump, red… and not sweet at all if you buy them from the supermarkets. We picked tonight but pickin's were slim where we went, and the berries weren't very ripe, as you can see from the photo.
In any event, if you’re a strawberry fan it’s time to plan a visit to a pick-your-own strawberry farm or make a trip to a farmer’s market and make a purchase. Don't know where to start? Check this site for a comprehensive listing of pick-your-own farms--just scroll down the page for a list arranged by counties; if you don't live in East Tennesse, you'll need to re-set the page to your needs.
Once you get a taste of fresh strawberries, you’ll want lots of them, which is great because strawberries are easy to freeze. Want to make homemade strawberry jam? You can! Read here.
Don’t forget a sunhat!