But you thought local strawberries won't be ripe until June? Well, you're in luck! The Sunset company has now started growing strawberries in Michigan in December (in a greenhouse). Not only that, they tasted sweet and actually like strawberries. Sometimes the ones picked in Mexico while green and gassed with ethylene, look like strawberries, smell like strawberries, but taste like slimy cardboard. These, however, went wonderfully with my arugula salad, with pinenuts, gorgonzola and a balsamic drizzle.
Check out the website sunsetgrown.com for more information.
FYI: I found these in Ann Arbor's Plum Market.