A few years ago, I remember a friend’s child saying “You mean strawberries are supposed to be sweet?” She was used to the store bought ones, which often have a much milder and less satisfying taste. Fortunately, there is an alternative to these store berries – local and fresh berries.
You can either grow some yourself, or find a local farm to buy from. This year, I have raspberries in the back yard, and am getting berries from a local farm at our farmers market. The wonderful thing about the farm, http://www.haytonfarmsfarmersmarkets.com/Haytons Farm Washington, is they have berries from early spring through fall.
Once you have a good source for berries, you can make some great recipes with it. But if you don’t feel like cooking, they make a wonderful snack or dessert. Just wash them and eat them.