This past weekend I took some time to visit Due’s Berry Farm to take advantage of the short local strawberry season. Luckily the row I was picking in was planted with the Shuksan variety, possibly the most delicious strawberry I have ever eaten.
Shuksans have a very short shelf life, some even say that they need to be eaten by nightfall on the day they are picked. What to do with strawberries that need to be used the same day? Besides for a large bowl of strawberries and cream, I made 12 half-pints of beautiful jam.
I ate so much jam straight from the pan that my palette was completely overwhelmed and I couldn’t really evaluate the jam until this morning. The verdict? I’ll be going back to the berry farm on Friday for more!