That's the thing, we buy these little jars of strawberries at the market, they are small, like 6 ounce glass jars, and the berries are whole in a light syrup. They are YUMMY. There has got to be some way to acomplish this for making strawberry shortcake this winter or whatnot?
The "Good Eats" show on the Food Network preserved strawberries by first exposing them to dry ice in a cooler and then relocating them to a normal freezer. You could make them mushy when you thaw them.