Monday, June 20, 2011


I love the beginning of summer when strawberries are ripe for the picking. I generaly just make strawberry jam but this year I also wanted to freeze strawberries for strawberry shortcake and strawberry topping for homemade cheesecake (yum).
This weekend my mom and I went and picked 40 pounds of strawberries.  I didn't pick any last year so I forgot how much jam we made the previous year so I figured what we picked should be enough and it was.

Here's all the berries that we picked.

And here's what we made:

8 batches of freezer jam which is 40 cups! I only kept a jar since this recipe has lots of sugar. My mom and brothers took the rest. 

1 batch of regular cooked jam. I used the low sugar recipe and got 8 half pints.I love the way the jam looks it the jars its so pretty.

12- 2 cup bags of sugar pack strawberries which is 1 cup sugar to 6 cup berries.

As you can tell we had a lot of berries to work with and did all this is about 3 hours which isn't too bad. My mom washed, hulled and cut up the berries. I made the jam and processed it and also made the freezer berries. Thanks mom for your all your help!!

Have you canned jam or froze strawberries yet this year? I know the berry season isn't too long. 


  1. Wow, love the pictures! You have a great supply of strawberries for the winter. We are a low sugar family also and have frozen strawberries by cleaning them, leaving them whole and placing on cookie sheets in the freezer. When they are frozen we bag them.

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  2. Hello Kristin, I found your blog on Homestead Barn Hop and thought to visit. I love strawberries but do not grow them either.... not yet anyway ;) I need to get over to Nottawa Fruit Farm so that I may can some for future deserts and make strawberry jam. It will be my first time canning berries of any sort. I love it!

  3. strawberries are my favorite! you made me want to eat some with those wonderful photos. lovely blog found you on homestead barn hop :0)

  4. yum!! can't wait for berries to get ripe here! everything looks so nice!

  5. Hi Sassy, Welcome. Good luck on canning strawbery jam!!! It's fun :)

  6. Hi Georgia, Thanks for the compliments on the photos, my mom actaully took them. Thanks for visiting :)


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