Over the winter I learned of research done at the University of Minnesota about growing day-neutral strawberries that produce fruit until late into the fall (read more here).
I took this concept and instead of growing in the ground, I'm growing my strawberries in gutters at waist level. I have four rows of about 100 feet each of gutter filled with farm-produced compost and drip irrigation. They are covered with a low tunnel plastic to protect them from wind, heavy rain and frost.
This has been an exciting experimental process and I've already found that the maintenance of the garden is significantly easier given that I don't have to bend down! If the strawberries produce well I hope to expand this idea on a larger scale next season, perhaps opening it up to U-pick. How great would it be to pick strawberries and not have to worry about a sore back or knees?! Stay tuned!