Every summer my Mom makes the best strawberry jam in the world. She's been doing it since I can remember, it's just one of the reasons I love summer so much.

She usually goes to Maxwell Farms in Cape Elizabeth. They open for the season TODAY at noon by the way.  This year you can pick your own strawberries for just $2.75 a pound!

Here's a family picking their own strawberries at Maxwell's.

Now, I know I don't  have to tell my Mom how to find the best strawberries, however if you're new to picking your own, this video by The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will teach you how to find the perfect Maine strawberry!