Delicious way to help strawberry farmers

AS if Aussie farmers weren’t having a hard enough time due to horrific drought conditions, a recent case of “food terrorism” where sewing needles were discovered in strawberries has delivered a fresh bout of damage to our fruit farmers.

Some people are avoiding strawberries in the wake of the needle tampering.

Some people are avoiding strawberries in the wake of the needle tampering.Source:News Corp Australia

Social media was quick to reverse the damage done to strawberry farmers by starting the #smashastrawb movement, which encourages people to embrace the humble berry and undo the bad publicity.

Adelaide woman Yasmine Lintvelt

Adelaide woman Yasmine Lintvelt’s ingenious solution to the fruit tampering scandal (using an egg slicer to slice through strawberries) has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media. Picture: Yasmine LintveltSource:Supplied

What better way to smash a strawberry than with a decadent sweet treat. Our siblings at Taste and delicious.com.au have noticed an increase in the number of people searching for strawberry recipes to support Aussie farmers, so we’ve taken the hard work out of the task and compiled some of the most popular recipes. Click through for links to the full recipes. Enjoy.

Why not make a big batch of strawberry jam as Christmas gifts?

Why not make a big batch of strawberry jam as Christmas gifts?Source:Supplied

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If you’re entertaining a crowd, this summer berry trifle is a winner.Source:Supplied

It looks impressive, but this tart is actually relatively simple to make.

It looks impressive, but this tart is actually relatively simple to make.Source:Supplied

Decadent scones with strawberries and cream.

Decadent scones with strawberries and cream.Source:Supplied

A wonderfully refreshing drink for the warmer months.

A wonderfully refreshing drink for the warmer months.Source:Supplied

Jazz up your lunch box with these delicious strawberry muffins.

Jazz up your lunch box with these delicious strawberry muffins.Source:Supplied

Strawberry semifreddo is a refreshing way to end a meal.

Strawberry semifreddo is a refreshing way to end a meal.Source:Supplied

These strawberry tarts are super simple.

These strawberry tarts are super simple.Source:Supplied

Pretty in pink … strawberry cheesecake is always a crowd favourite.

Pretty in pink … strawberry cheesecake is always a crowd favourite.Source:Supplied

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