Bright red flats of strawberries have started hitting grocery store shelves & farmers market stalls, indicating that summer is, in fact, here in full force. Do as the pros do & make that loving feeling go a long way — grab a flat and get to jamming.
This is microfarming at its best! Instead of tossing those old worn out Toms, transform them into hanging planters! They provide the perfect amount of root space for a small plant and just enough head space to give them room to grow.
Picked earlier than their red cousins (and abundant this time of year), green strawberries have been popping up on high-end menus for the last several years. And they show no sign of going out of style any time soon.
Fermenting green strawberries can be done, despite the berry's high acidity. Here's how. They go well with a creamy mild cheese (think brie or camembert), sliced on a sandwich, sprinkled into a salad, or simply stirred into some yogurt or porridge!
Dried strawberries are easy to make and just heavenly to eat. And strawberry season is in full swing. (Well, not in Minnesota. My strawberry plants are still sleeping under six inches of snow.) Take advantage while berries are fresh and inexpensive.