Strawberry season in full swing at Goodson Farms

We're certainly in the thick of strawberry season here in Florida.

You can read more about strawberries and my visit to Goodson Farms, including a simple recipe for Minted Balsamic Strawberries, in this week's Table Scraps column.

Here are a few photos I took during my recent visit to Goodson Farms:

WHERE: 12405 County Road 672, Balm
HOURS: 8:30a.m - 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
INFORMATION: (813) 634-7790

4 pints strawberries
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin

Hull and throughly crush strawberries, one cup at a time. Do not puree; jam should have bits of fruit. Measure into a large bowl; you should have 4 cups.

Combine fruit pectin with sugar into a large saucepan. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Stir in water, and bring mixture to a boil on medium-high heat; stir constantly. Boil and stir one minute. Remove from heat.

Stir fruit mixture quickly into hot pectin-sugar mixture. Ladle quickly into freezer containers or jars, leaving 1/2-inch of space at the top for expansion during freezing.

Cover at once with tight lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours, and then refrigerate up to three weeks. Otherwise, store in freezer for up to a year.

Thaw in refrigerator.

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