When I was growing up, my parents canned and preserved all kinds of foods, so my thoughts during the summer turn to ways to preserve the harvest. Here are a few resources I've found for preserving strawberries:
- Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving - contains recipes for strawberry jam, strawberry-rhubarb jam, and strawberry syrup, among others
- Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book: Celebrating the Promise, 14th Limited Edition "Pink Plaid" - recipe for strawberry jam in the canning section (slightly different edition than I own, but should have the canning section)
- Homemade: How-to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally - strawberry jam recipe (good book all around - I love the sections on homemade bath care products)
- Good Eats: The Early Years by Alton Brown - explains the best way to freeze strawberries
- Pickyourown.org - Amazing resource on picking fruits and vegetables and preserving them. Includes five strawberry jam recipes.
- Preparing & Canning Jams & Jellies pamphlet from the University of Kentucky
edited to add: I do actually own each of the books that I mentioned (except the Ball book and the Better Homes and Gardens, which I have out-of-print editions of). I use them all, and find them to be good resources. Clicking on these links does not cost you anymore than if you didn't, but it is an easy way to support this site. Thank you.