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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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Merry Graham says …

I just made an awesome strawberry shrimp cocktail~ so refreshing! Sweet! If there were no limits of strawberries in my kitchen I'd make mom's strawberry freezer jam, and lots of strawberry lemon muffins to give away. Of course, I always love making my Strawberry Shrimp Coleslaw that won grand prize at the California Strawberry Festival last year! I LoVe to eat lots of strawberries by themselves. And if I had an abundance of strawberries I'd make a porting shake with them ....just like I did this morning for Hubby! Please, don't get me started on strawberries!

Debra Melamed says …

Chop them in a spinach salad with goat cheese, pecans, and a poppyseed dressing! Accompany with a lemonade with frozen strawberry "ice cubes"! Yummy!

Gayle Bell says …

First I would make a batch of fresh Strawberry Jelly. Then I would dig out my mother's old Strawberry Chiffon Pie recipe. It was a favorite when I was a kid and I haven't had it in years. Whatever strawberries were left would be enjoyed with yogurt for dipping and in my cereal every morning.

Wyndi Burkey says …

Strawberry lemonade and strawberry pie! Yum yum yum!

kathrine willis says …

I love fresh strawberries! My favorite thing to do with fresh, ripe, strawberries is to cut them up and put them in the blender to make smoothies and milk shakes! My favorite is adding unsweetened almond milk with the strawberries for a new twist on chocolate covered strawberries! If I'm feeling extra indulgent I'll add some almond milk or coconut milk chocolate ice cream! Delicious and great for warm Spring days!

Erin A says …

I would make strawberry frozen yougurt,fresh strawberry cake with strawberry icing and strawbwrries dipped in chocolate

nada edwards says …

Eat as many as I can, freeze the rest so I can eat them later or use them for making all kinds of things. I love strawberries

Jo-Ann Murphy says …

I LOVE strawberries on my Nature's Path cornflakes. Then there is strawbery shortcake. With a whoe kitchenful,I could also make a strawberry smoothie! They ae also wonderul in a salad. But simple always wins out with me. Just the plain strawbery by itself is a delight.

Lori A. says …

I would make strawberry shortcake (YUM!), strawberry margaritas (YUM!), strawberry banana smoothies (YUM!) and I'd love to try a spinach strawberry salad I've seen recipes for online!

Ellen McLeod says …

I would share. :-)

seth chodosh says …

STRAWBERRY DAQUARIES.....

Rebecca says …

Of course I'd have strawberry shortcake, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry lemonade, strawberries with just a little sugar sprinkled on them (or none at all if they're really sweet!)... and I'd HAVE TO try out my grandmother-in-law's recipe for fresh strawberry pie!! YUM!

Shannon says …

Strawberry smoothies!!!! And strawberry and spinach salad.

Julia says …

I would strawberry waffles for breakfast, strawberry smoothie for lunch, and a spinach salad covered in strawberries, with strawberry vinaigrette for dinner....I would have fresh strawberry preserves, and strawberry ice cream....mostly, I would just eat all the strawberries before I could make anything with them!

Pam Turlow says …

Strawberry-orange pancakes for breakfast, strawberry-spinach salad for lunch, strawberry smoothie in the afternoon, salmon with a strawberry ragout for dinner, followed by a strawberry-St. Germain martini and chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. I'd then drift off to strawberry dreamland where I'd visit a strawberry-themed amusement park. It would sit atop a city of strawberry-scented clouds.

rachel hamm says …

i would make anything & everything with strawberries. they are so delicious! i could eat them simply with a little bit of vanilla sugar on them!!

Chris says …

I'd pop them like candy! :D

Chana says …

What would I do with a fresh pint of delicious, ripe and ogranic strawberries? First off, I would analyze the true beauty in each individual strawberry. Secondly, I would slowly and deliberately take small bites of each strawberry to savor the sweetness and delightfullnes of each and every one. Thirdly, I would sit back and let the the whole experience sit on my palatte while I feverishly await my next blissful strawberry experience. Yum...Yum!

Olivia says …

I would invite friends over and host a strawberry themed party!

Mel says …

I would eat absurd amounts of them, plain, no adornments, sitting outside in the hammock reading a book. Then, on to strawberry-rhubarb pie, strawberry ice cream, and strawberry shortcake! They are my favorite fruit!!!

Linda Graham says …

When I buy strawberries I eat them. They don't stay around very long in our house. If I had a kitchen full I would share them with family and friends. I would freeze the rest so I could have fresh strawberries whenever I wanted them! That would be awesome! I could take them out of the freezer and make whatever I wanted that day or I could eat them. I love strawberries!

carol halfhill says …

I would make a Big Pot of Low Sugar Strawberry Jam and Can it for Christmas Presents...Nuthin' says Love Like The Sweet Taste of Summer when it's Snowing Outside!!

Anastazia says …

Strawberry rhubarb pie, Strawberry Daquiris, Strawberry ice cream, spinach and arugala salad with strawberries..and I think I saw a strawberry and citrus chicken recipe once that I would love to try! Maybe even some strawberry brownies...oh yes....definitely strawberry brownies!

Kate curren says …

We love strawberries...looking forward to taking my kids strawberry picking this year. I would make my family their favorites....Homemade strawberry ice-cream, homemade strawberry rhubarb jam, chocolate fondue w/strawberries, homemade pound cake and pineapple, arugula salad with strawberries, slivered almonds and homemade balsamic vinaigrette....yum!

Scarlett Morgan says …

I would make delicious and nutritious strawberry freezer jam for all my family and friends!!!!

Rachel says …

I would eat and eat and eat them plain... mmmmm. I have 7 children, and strawberries sure don't last long around here! Growing up, I would ask my mother to make me the same cake every year for my birthday (in June): white cake with whipped cream and strawberries!! I haven't had that in years, but will be making it this year for myself!

Theresa Konieczny says …

I would share a kitchen full of organic strawberries with all my "non-believing" friends who make fun of me for being a "health nut" and let them actual taste how much better organic is:))

Jennifer Cook says …

canning! I would can so many strawberries so I could enjoy them throughout the year. They would end up in breads, salads, cottage cheese, and even just plain on a spoon ( oh wait ~ can't forget the strawberry ice pops) and of course strawberries gives you the perfect amount of scrubby for a wonderful facial/body scrub:)

MARSHA says …

I WOULD MAKE STAWBERRY PIE ,JAM,POUND CAKE WITH FRESH STAWBERRIES,JUST WHIP CREAM AND STWBERRY I JUST LOVE STAWBERRIES. ALSO FRUIT SALADIES , ENJOY THEM FRESH YUM YUM

lauren creel says …

Add them to my green smoothies, dehydrate them for kid snacks, and do what my husband and I did last night: cut them up and put them in champagne!!

Beth BAiley says …

I volunteer as the "lunch lady" for my kids' school. I would haul those strawberries to the school, make strawberry jam for PBJ sandwiches, watch the kids devour the rest, and freeze whatever might be left for next month's smoothies. What a dream!

Jenny Lindahl says …

Strawberry jam, on my cereal, on my salad, plain, strawberry pie...yum!

liz hopkins says …

wow strawberries!! I would have them for every meal and in between meals. I would melt chocolate so i could dip. Make a salad, ice cream, sweet tart, smoothie would be great! Oh so many ways to use them!!!! you could not go wrong.

Cindy Allen says …

I adore strawberries! All of my life I have loved eating strawberries, growing strawberries and collecting strawberry items for our home. I love the look, the scent and of course, the taste of strawberries! If I had a whole kitchen full of strawberries I would have a big strawberry shortcake party. But if I win a gift card, I would like you to give it to Lunch Break, a local food kitchen. Thanks.

Amy says …

Mmm, I would make strawberry freezer jam, homemade ice cream and marinade some in balsamic vinegar.

lindsay lu says …

mmmmmmm strawberry shortcake! jam, pie, just eat them by the handful!!!!!!!!

Mary Davis says …

I spend this time of year making strawberry preserves so that I can enjoy them year around. Strawberry shortcake is a huge family favorite, so you will always find pound cake and vanilla ice cream in my kitchen while strawberries are in season. Strawberry cheesecake, homemade strawberry ice cream, and cobbler. I add them to many things: cereal, salads, lemonade, and yogurt. I think I could probably eat strawberries with anything!

Stefanie Gott-Dinsmore says …

Fresh plus strawberry vanilla pancakes plus a ton of freezer jam! :)

Cheryl Marlow says …

One or two???? who can stop at that?? Chocolate covered strawberries are the best =)

Renee says …

I would fill the whole day's menu with strawberries in ever meal. Breakfast would be a strawberry smoothie Lunch would be a strawberry spinach salad with fresh strawberry lime vinaigrette Dinner would be a strawberry cucumber gazpcho crostini with parmesan cheese and grilled chicken and vegetable with bow-tie pasta for dessert strawberry short cake.

Heather says …

My family and I would eat a bunch of them straight from the carton. We would also turn them into smoothies or eat them on top of ice cream or with French Vanilla yogurt. The list could go on and on!

Anastazia says …

strawberry rhubarb pie, in salads with spinach and arugala, strawberry ice cream and strawberry brownies! To say the least!

Jill McCool says …

Dark melted chocolate and good strawberries is nirvana.

Carol Anne Miller says …

Oh my, the first thought I had was to produce gallons and gallons of freezer strawberry jam, then donate it all to the Union Gospel Mission in Modesto. I believe a spot of pure deliciousness like that would make so many meals better, in the midst of homelessness.

Emily Thompson says …

With a kitchen full of strawberries i would start out with strawberry raspberry smoothies then I would make some strawberry muffins then I might use some for a garnish in a balsamic reduction arugula salad then I wold finish this strawberry fiesta by making a strawberry swirl cheesecake with a fresh strawberry blackberry sauce!

kimberly.h says …

I would make some yummy strawberry lemonade, and some white chocolate strawberry muffins....then I would eat the rest just the way they are, yum yum

Kay B. says …

If I had a kitchen full of strawberries, I would try to be very creative in order to find recipes that take into account my allergy to raw strawberries - but not to cooked ones. First, I'd make a strawberry rhubarb pie with a buttery flaky crust with just a touch of coconut oil. For the top, I'd use a cookie cutter to make hearts out of the crust dough and overlap them to have an extra show of "love" on the pie. Then I'd make a strawberry cake or strawberry bread from scratch - using all organic ingredients. To add al little color, I'd add some beet juice, and to give the impression of strawberry seeds, I'd add some poppy seeds. With the rest of the berries, I'd dry some in the oven on a low, low temperature to add to cereal and freeze the others for a future project. I may not be able to eat them raw, but I know how to have fun with strawberries!

Sara says …

I would make strawberry, balsamic vinegar and black pepper jam and have it for breakfast; spinach, strawberry and goat cheese salad and have it for lunch; strawberry tiramisu and have my friends over for an afternoon pick-me-up; strawberry risotto and have it for dinner; chocolate dipped strawberries and have them in bed. All summer long....

susan gotham says …

Strawberry Mojitos!

Sakima White says …

I would go smoothie crazy and make smoothies everyday!

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