Strawberries are at their best when they are in season which, depending on variety, can be anytime from May to September in Ireland. Where possible, source them locally.
Store in the fridge. To make them last longer don’t remove the green tops until right before use. Keep an eye on them and quickly remove any strawberries that are going bad.
Freeze strawberries, whole or chopped. To avoid crushing, freeze on trays for one hour before transferring to a freezer bag.
up to 1 year
When in season during the summer months, they are delicious as is. If you’ve encountered a glut, prepare some jam, compote, or bake in tarts. Strawberries go particularly well with rhubarb.
Good to know!
Strawberry tops can be used to flavour water.