My favourite strawberries are locally grown ones. Their flavour and richness just doesn't compare to the store bought ones that are so large, white and flavourless. Once you taste a local strawberry (at room temperature preferably), there's no turning back. Yes, you have to wait each year until they are available to truly appreciate what a real strawberry tastes like. If you have a freezer, buy lots of them, quick freeze them individually on cookie sheets and then store in airtight bags or containers. While fresh is still the best, frozen strawberries are the next best.