Here is a tried and true technique to picking and freezing strawberries:
- Grasp the stem just above the berry between the forefinger an the thumbnail and pull with a slight twisting motion.
- With the stem broken about ½ inch from the berry, allow it to roll into the palm of your hand.
- Repeat these operations using both hands until each holds three to four berries. Carefully place — don’t throw — the fruit into your containers.
- Don’t overfill your containers or try to pack down the berries.