By early June the strawberries are done. We have picked our 'bushel' or so and made our jams and syrups and frozen bags for later recipes. We are satiated on strawberry smoothies and sliced berries on top of vanilla ice cream. We are more than willing to let the last strawberries remain on the vines. It is nice to know that the slow food set helps with the clean-up of the those we missed. He/she need not look so guilty as we are now working on the raspberries and blueberries.