Wisconsin is a northern state, and it is highly unusual for us to have strawberries until June. Last year’s strawberries, for instance, didn’t ripen until the end of the month.
But this is year is different – this year our berries are coming in strong right now, and it’s not even the end of May. Like everything else about this unnatural spring, this feels really weird.
Strawberries are one of the few fruits that I insist on consuming only when gathered locally and in season, and the season is now.
I plan on sharing new strawberry recipes within the next couple of week, but, meanwhile, here are some from the archives: