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I don’t know about you, but my fantasy of a perfect summer day would include strawberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dipped in chocolate for a snack. With one or two in a late evening glass of Prosecco, to toast the magic of fireflies dancing on the lawn under June starlight while Strawberry Fields Forever plays in an endless loop in the background. Ahhh. Back to reality. In practical terms, this fantasy would require a lot of strawberries, especially if I wanted to share them with anyone else. What about you? What would you do if there were no limits to the strawberries in your kitchen? Tell us in the comment section below by May 18th and you just might win a $75 gift card—that’s enough to buy lots of organic strawberries for your own downhome Organic Strawberry Jamboree. We’ll pick one comment at random. Full disclosure—If you choose to use the gift card for strawberries only, that’s truly a lot of fruit to bring into your household at one time! If you’re the lucky winner, this might be a good time to invest in a strawberry huller! Need ideas for what to do with lots of strawberries? Try these recipes and also look in our stores for Strawberry Jamboree recipe cards. Strawberries will store for several days in the refrigerator, so you needn’t eat them all at once. Don’t wash them until you’re ready to eat, freeze or incorporate them into a recipe. If you’d like to freeze them, pull off the cap (that’s the hulling part, in case you didn’t know), give them a quick rinse, drain and pat dry, and place one layer deep on a cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet in your freezer for a few hours. Once frozen, you can place the berries in a freezer container or bag to take up less space. Frozen strawberries are great in smoothies and can help make summer iced green tea and lemonade more festive. Celebrate our Organic Strawberry Jamboree with us and maybe you’ll be our big winner of a $75 gift card so that you can indulge in as many strawberries as you wish. Spill the strawberries in the comment section below by May 18th!

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Jessica Caneal says …

Cinnamon crumb cake with a strawberry cream cheese (vegan) swirl!

Chris Osborne says …

slow roast or grill the berries, then serve them on NutThins coated in creme fraiche.

Edna Bobbitt says …

First, I'd make myself a large strawberry shortcake, with homemade cake, and fresh homemade whip cream; this is the size of a large regular cake. Sit down with a glass of strawberry lemonade and chip away at the strawberry shortcake with my family. If there were strawberries left over, I'd make jam and put it over the buckwheat pancakes that I love to make the very next morning. Edna B.

ANTIGONI PANTELIS-ARGYROPOULOS says …

I would use them for strawberry cheesecake, strawberry lemonade, for smoothies, cocktails and also for eating them raw.

vicky says …

I would make a couple of strawberry pies and then I would make strawberry jam so I could have it all winter on toast or English muffins. .I would also eat them fresh in a spinach salad . I might even dip some in chocolate.

Jackie S says …

I would freeze, cook and create with them!

Erica says …

My favorite way to eat strawberries comes from childhood whole strawberries dipped in sour cream and brown sugar. I also love strawberry banana smoothies, or on top of Greek yogurt. Strawberry and mango salsa, spinach salad with strawberries and mandarin oranges with walnuts and goat cheese with balsamic vinaigrette. I could go on for days!

Kallie says …

I would make strawberry jam and other preserves. I will be registering for a 5 day bicycle ride to support environmental causes called the Climate ride. All the preserves and jams I make this summer will be part of my fundraising effort. I need to raise a minimum of $2400 so instead of giving away my tasty treats to friends, I'll be giving them to my supporters this year.

Beth B says …

There's nothing more perfect than a slice of toast with really amazing brie, and sliced strawberries. YUM!! I think I'd just eat that every day. :)

Brandie says …

Oh how I LOVE strawberries =).... What can't you do with strawberries?! They are so ridiculously yummy, and so very versatile. I would definitely be using them in my breakfast, lunch, and dinner regardless of what I was having. Snacks and desserts, for sure. I am just CRAZY for Strawberries!!

Caroline Richardson says …

I am soooo happy these are organic strawberries since they are the only kind I will eat! I am almost-Vegan so my comments are totally meat-less! If I were blessed with endless organic strawberries, I would first start my day off with an organic strawberry juice smoothie which consist of organic strawberries, organic vanilla soy milk and a hint of honey, garnished with fresh organic strawberry slices. Lunch, fresh organic arugula, walnuts, sunflower seeds, kidney beans. beans sprouts and thin sliced organic strawberries with fresh organic strawberry vinaigrette dressing. Dinner, organic black bean veggie burger with mild organic strawberry sauce, seasoned sweet potato fries and broccoli salad. Dessert, Organic strawberry soy mousse pie in graham cracker crust with soy whipped cream topping, drizzled with organic strawberry sauce and melted organic dark chocolate.

Craig S. says …

I would make a strawberry/cinnamon milkshake in the morning, grilled chicken breast salad with sliced strawberries, and for dinner.. Pork chops with a strawberry glaze! Boo ya Strawberries!

Lydia says …

I would totally throw a strawberry fiesta for all my friends during a HOT SUMMER DAY!!!! Eat them raw, throw some into smoothies, make some strawberry shortcakes, etc. it's all about celebrating of this amazing fruit and share the joy of pure vitamin C!

Wendie Lather says …

I would make strawberry crepes for breakfast, a strawberry smoothie for mid-morning snack, a grilled chicken salad with strawberries for lunch, supper would have homemade strawberry jam to go with the homemade biscuits, and strawberry shortcake would most definitely be on the menu for dessert :) For a Summertime cool treat, homemade strawberry puree frozen pops would be most awesome!

Melissa says …

If I had NO LIMIT to the amount of Strawberries I had I would first make really cute gift baskets for friends, family and neighbors that would include tons of strawberries and then recipe cards for my favorite recipes that you can use strawberries in, such as, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcake, strawberry shakes and strawberry muffins. I would have my 6 year old daughter help deliver the baskets. I would of course save some for my family and make a recipe of my own and serve it for dessert. =)

LaTanya Love says …

I'd start with melted chocolate and drizzle the strawberries creatively and I'd add Angel Food cake and shortcake! I'd make fresh Margaritas and smoothies. I'd save some for Strawberry preserves and I'd make a mellow strawberry wine. I would not forget about my cheesecake! Breakfast would be strawberry pancakes. I would add nuts and lettuce and tomato for a hearty salad. I would also cut up some strawberries and add them to fruit cocktail. DELISH

Tisha says …

I got 10 pounds last Friday! Gave 2 to a friend, made smoothies, and some are frozen for strawberry rhubarb pie!

Gina McLain says …

I was fortunate to get 12 pounds at last Friday's great price at my local WF. If I won the gift card - I would LOVE to give the strawberries to the kids at my work (Boys & Girls Club), and have them prepare healthy meals and snacks they might not otherwise have a chance to try because produce is expensive for us as a non-profit. In addition, I would like for them to learn that the NUMBER on the little stickers mean something! NINE is SUBLIME!

Kym says …

I would use the strawberries for our church's Sunday morning hospitality by making and serving strawberry smoothies and definitely some chocolate dipped strawberries!

Viva says …

Wow, first of all great deal last week on the organic strawberries, yum! I made homemade waffles, topped with strawberries and whipped cream. I'd also love homemade strawberry jam, strawberry-rhubarb pie, strawberry shortcake, put them on vanilla yogurt and ultimately eat them plain. Thanks!

MelissaW says …

Angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. Yum!

Lisa Areford says …

How about strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberries with a fruit and cheese platter, strawberry smoothies, but best of all just plain strawberries, YUM!!!!!

Kate Bisany says …

We're a strawberry-loving household of seven. We eat them for breakfast with our cereal or on top of pancakes. I like to make fresh fruit salad that we eat as a snack. For lunch/dinner I like them sliced up and tossed into spinach salad with balsamic vinegar. I have so many strawberry recipes but what I enjoy the most is having the kids help me bake fresh biscuits and make strawberry shortcake or dip them in melting chocolates and make them look fancy. My whole family would be ecstatic to have that many strawberries to enjoy. :)

mariejoe says …

i would absolutely LOOOVE to make strawberry jam!!!!!!! When I was a kid i would spend afternoon picking up wild strawberry in the field so mom could cook her secret jam. I love mine real chunky and a little bitter :) And I would use my jam on toasts in the morning (i also make my own whole wheat bread) or I would add it to plain yogurt for more summer flavor. I would also make a marvelous cheese cake with the berry mixture inside; My friend is a chef and she taught me how to make the perfect cake for the baby shower of one of our besties and was a success!! I wanna repeat :) I am really excited for this summer to grow my own strawberries, it is so awesome!!!!!

Michelle Miller says …

I would make my own edible fruit arrangement:)

Bridgett says …

It would be A Vegan's dream come true! ♥ I start off with some strawberry margaritas..hubby's coming back from deployment, so gotta set the mood!! Then we'd have a strawberry salsa w/ organic pita chips for an appetizer as well as fruit kabobs!...Then for the main course, strawberry spaghetti!!and for dessert, we'd have strawberry shortcakes with chocolate covered strawberries..yummy! ♥ with all the extra strawberries, I would freeze them to make the most delicious strawberry sorbets,smoothies, pancakes, muffins, and cakes!!! I would be baking so much, I would volunteer to bake and donate some to our Army FRG for a bake sale to raise money for a coming home party for our soldiers too! W@@T!! and with all these strawberries,there will be planty of seeds... I may be able to grow some of my own with the seeds and keep the love going =P

Tricia says …

i am a simple girl . . . after i get my organic strawberries i wash and cut them all up and freeze them so i have a large supply on hand for my daily summer smoothie of organic fruits and greens. Yummy

Celia Spivack says …

Strawberries on baked meringues with custard, strawberry shortcake, dark chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry freezer jam, fresh strawberry ice cream, sweetened strawberries with sour cream, a strawberry banana shake, strawberries and whipped cream on toasted angel food cake, sweetened strawberries macerated with Grand Marnier or Amaretto, strawberry pie, virgin strawberry daiquiris, and the list goes on and on.

Karen says …

I would use the strawberries to make fruit smoothies and ice cream in my new VitaMix that I bought at Whole Foods.

ELIZABETH says …

WELL ID HAVE TO SAY FRESA TASTICO PARTY WOULD BE GOING ON IN MY HOUSE! ;)

Jesh says …

I would make all of the strawberry favorites! Strawberry stuffed french toast, strawberry lemonade, salad (strawberries, feta, spinach, walnuts), and of course chocolate-covered strawberries.

MB says …

I already eat a ridiculous amount of strawberries, so this would be great! Smoothies, pies, salads, jams... I could go on and on!

Jessica T says …

For an appetizer I would make chocolate covered strawberries. Lunch would be a wonderful strawberry and orange pasta salad. Dinner would consist of peppered beef steak with a strawberry balsamic sauce. And of course dessert would be a classic strawberry cake made with crushed strawberries in the batter and a home made frosting. Yummy!

Tina says …

We recently went and picked 4 gallons of strawberries. The kids love helping us pick and they eat a few along the way. One of my boys says that he likes the "berries with the grass on 'em". When we got home I made two batches of strawberry jam for the ever-favorite PB&Js. I froze two gallons to use for smoothies and we've been munching on the last gallon. We hope to go pick more before the season is over!

Mona Dobson says …

I would do a couple things with strawberries I love them. Pina colada with a strawberry lime layer below and pineapple coconut layer on top oh so good, Strawberry gelato, Fresh Strawberry Sorbet, Strawberry shortcake, Strawberry jam, Dipped Strawberries like sherri's berries but 10 times better tasting, Strawberry triamisu, Strawberry Spinach salador green salad with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, Strawberry tarts, strawberry milkshake, Chocolate plus strawberry french toast, or pancakes with strawberry and coconut syrup, chocolate strawberry panini, Dark Chocolate Crepe with creamy strawberry mascarpone filling with whipped cream and fresh sliced strawberries on top!!! SO DELICIOUS, Strawberry trifle. I love strawberries I have so much strawberry recipes I don't know what to do with myself!!!! Its delicious refreshing nothing is better than strawberries in the summer in California :)

Jennifer Ellis says …

I would hull and freeze them and then put them in a blender with lime juice, a little agave and water for some refreshing summertime virgin refreshers. So easy and yummy!

Lynn says …

with that many stawberries?! first, chocolate-covered stawberries are a MUST. then, cut some up for my 14-m/o daughters breakfasts [she always gets fresh fruit for breakfast!] afterwards, id have to can some...maybe make some jam. then, if theres any left over from everyone picking at them as i do all that, id bring the rest to a homeless shelter to let them enjoy some fresh fruit for a change [they always get canned stuff...so not the same!]

Angie Robley says …

Love strawberries!!! I would make a giant bowl of this yummy berry salad that includes red grapes, blueberries, some Italian desert wine and vinegar dressing! It's crazy good!!!!!!!!

destiny says …

I love Strawberry season! Chocolate covered are great but I usually put them in Oatmeal in the morning and make fruit salad with them for snacks. Strawberries, Watermelon and bananas are really good together. Also a few plopped into a champagne glass is good too :)

Mary R says …

Share them with friends and families!

becky says …

if i had an endless supply i would make strawberry jam, strawberry shortcake, strawberry cheesecake, strawberry smoothies and macerated strawberries! yum :)

Mary Jo says …

If I had limitless strawberries, my life would be complete. My growing baby inside me and I never go a morning with out a good 'ol Northwest smoothie: blackberries, blueberries and oh so many strawberries! I like to have them finger-food ready for when my son comes home from school to offer him a healthy snack. But we like them with a bit of sugar too! Strawberries with angel food cake is like eating in the heavens. And what to do in the winter months when fresh strawberries are out of season? Don't worry, I would act like a squirrel in the summer and store a lot in our freezer so we never would have to be without our locally grown, juicy gems. Yum, yum! Who doesn't love a strawberry?!

Mark Houston says …

The strawberry is my wife's favorite food and one of my favorite fruits so I have built up quite a recipe book for this little red treat with big taste. I would make waffles drizzled with macerated strawberries, a strawberry-banana-almond granola yougurt smoothie for breakfast. For lunch, we would have spinach, strawberry, goat cheese and walnut salad with a strawberry balsamic vinaigrette with chocolate covered strawberries for dessert. For dinner, duck a l'orange marinated with oranges, lemons and strawberries with cous cous and asparagus. To top off the end of strawberry day, we would have a white chocolate cheesecake with a middle and top layer of chopped strawberries, cloated cream and a hint of mint! Mmmmm, our tastebuds would be inundated with pleasure and I would earn SO MANY brownie points.

Jennifer Taylor says …

I'd have strawberries and yogurt for breakfast, strawberry spinach salad for lunch or supper, plain strawberries for a snack, and strawberry short cake for dessert. Yum!!!

Sarah Bergez says …

I'm a strawberry fanatic and even have them tattooed on my back! I would make homeade strawberry jam cause it lasts forever and is my favorite to spread on breads or make pb&j! I would also make strawberry basil salsa, and martinis! Smoothies too as I make them every day, frozen makes them even better! Oh the things I would do with those strawberries...maybe even bathe in them?!

johnita jones says …

i would make strawberry preserves.make smoothies and freeze some. But before i do anything with them i would give half of them to the storm victims and shelters, i bet they would enjoy fresh strawberries.

Allison says …

I've always wanted to try making homemade jam/jelly. I also love chocolate covered strawberries.

LaTanya Love says …

I forgot to mention my famous strawberry pie and muffins! I can also add applesauce and make strawberry applesauce. I love cutup strawberries in jello. To wash it all down I'd make fresh strawberry lemonade!

Lizette Krajnak says …

Well, those chocolate dipped strawberries look tempting, but for me I would get a bushel of strawberries to brew a summer wheat beer! And in a few weeks, I would serve the beer with a salad of strawberries, tomatoes, shaved parmesan cheese and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Christy says …

Strawberry Shortcake!!! it's only good if the strawberries are high quality (& hopefully organic). Tastes like summer, & everyone loves it!

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