I thought it might be helpful to let you in on what I do with the 5,000,000 strawberries I brought home from the strawberry farm. (It's can be a little over whelming.)
My first suggestion is to save up these plastic berry baskets that you get when you buy berries at the grocery store. They are perfect for storing your berries in the fridge.
I like to sort the berries, putting the very red and overripe ones in a pile to be hulled and washed. (Check out my lovely strawberry huller.)
Let the berries dry completely before freezing or make jam with them.
To freeze berries layer in a shallow pan and place in the freezer.
Once the berries are completely frozen transfer them to a freezer bag and store in the freezer. (Mr.Perfect loves making smoothies with the berries I freeze.)
I put all of the other berries (the berries that are 95% red) in the plastic containers and stack in the refrigerator. Washing the berries before you put them in the fridge makes them turn moldy and mushy quick, so don't do it. Just wash the berries right before you eat them or use them in a recipe.
Aren't they just beautiful? I'll be making jam with these sweeties.