The field at Sam Kedem's is organic which means you pick around the weeds. It is worth the extra effort to know that I am not eating chemical sprays.
I know I have said it before, but this strawberry huller is so worth the price and drawer space it takes up. I cleaned 20 pounds of strawberries by myself that day and this tool made it possible.
I usually freeze a lot of berries, but this year I opted for dehydrated over frozen. I think it is harder to get dried organic strawberries than it is to get frozen organic strawberries plus I have more pantry space than I do freezer space.
A double batch of strawberry rhubarb jam cooling, a batch of yogurt incubating and 2 dehydrators filled with strawberries take up the wet bar counter top. I am so grateful to have this overflow space. It really makes those high production kitchen days more manageable.