It is really disheartening what our super markets are trying to sell us, the strawberries are all picked before they are ripe they are BITTER and do not get better, they do not ripen off the plants, they are big (super grow no doubt)but tasteless you have to drown them in sugar(not healthy at all). If one can afford the small organic strawberries some of those are ripe, but would cost a small fortune to have desert for four. It is shamefull all the produce that is dumped in the dumpsters, not just strawberries.