Agriculture + Lifestyle

5 Ways to Use Fresh Strawberries

Posted on April 22, 2024 1:39 PM

Strawberries are a popular commodity in Georgia, with patches sprinkled all over the state. Strawberries are usually ready to pick around mid-March in South Georgia and during the beginning of April in North Georgia. With more than 25 Certified Farm Markets across the state and our Farm Market Locator, it's easy to find fresh berries near you.

A majority of our markets have a U-pick option, which makes strawberry picking a fun, family-friendly spring activity. There really is nothing better than coming home with a basket of fresh strawberries ready to enjoy by themselves or in a delicious recipe. Here are a few of our favorites. 


Strawberry Fruit Pizza

Strawberry Fruit Pizza


Fruit Pizza is a quick and delicious way to not only enjoy strawberries but any other delicious fruit you have on hand. It's always a big hit at family dinners and church suppers - definitely a go-to recipe! 



1 1/2 tubes of refrigerated ready-made sugar cookie dough

12 oz cream cheese; softened

3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup sugar

3 tbsp. powdered sugar

1-pint strawberries; thinly sliced lengthwise




Who can resist a homemade jam? Spread this preserve on toast, bisuits or combine it with local peanut butter for the ultimate PB&J. 



½ cup of sugar

1 lemon, zested and juiced

4 cups of strawberries



Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam


Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Buttercream Frosting



Jot this recipe down, it's sure to become a favorite in your home. It showcases the flavors of juicy, Georgia strawberries to the fullest, with a smooth buttercream frosting. 

Cake Ingredients

1 package of white cake mix 

1 (3-oz.) package strawberry gelatin 

4 large eggs

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries 

1/2 cup of milk 

1/2 cup  vegetable oil

1/3 cup all-purpose flour 

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting 

1 cup butter, softened

1 (32-oz) package powdered sugar

1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries 





Angel Food Cake Ingredients

2 cups sifted cake flour

1 ½ cups granulated sugar, divided                                                      

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon lemon zest, finely chopped

3 cups egg whites, cold

2 tablespoons water                 

2 tablespoons lemon juice                                                                           

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Macerated Strawberries Ingredients

2 pounds strawberries

½ cup granulated sugar

Juice of two lemons



Angle Food Cake with Macerated Strawberries


Angel Food Cake with Macerated Strawberries

Strawberry Scones 


Strawberry Scone


These scones are great as a dessert or for breakfast along side a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 


2 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour 

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/3 cup of sugar

1 stick of unsalted butter, cold and cut into tiny pieces

1 large egg

1/2 cup of whole milk

2 tablespoons of heavy cream 

1 cup of fresh, quartered strawberries

Glaze ingredients

2 tablespoons of heavy cream

3.4 cup of powdered sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla

tiny pinch of salt