Strawberry season in Maine is about six days long, and with the near-Biblical amounts of rain we’ve gotten, most of the strawberries are rotting, and the season has been shortened to twelve hours. That doesn’t stop the hearty Mainers from venturing out into the fog to get whatever strawberries we can. And somehow, I have to say, all those wet wet strawberries just smelled delicious and everyone in the field was downright giddy.
I know a lot of people freeze their berries, but we prefer to shovel in as many fresh ones as possible. We did make shortcake, and I also made Quick Strawberry Jam, which was super easy and surprisingly delicious (though it was when I was going to take a photo of our jam for you all that I realized my camera was missing…sob!).