From the strawberry patch for Lane County locals: order your berry pails from Kiwanis ASAP! Orders must be postmarked by June 1. This is a longstanding fundraising campaign by the Emerald Empire Kiwanis Club. They arrange for local strawberry picking, cleaning, slicing, and delivery to Eugene. It’s the easiest way to get fresh strawberries in season that are ready to be used in all your fresh desserts, transformed into scrumptious jams, or frozen for use all year ’round. The proceeds go to local charities and programs that help children. Deliveries will be made to Valley River Center on June 24, and you can pre-purchase 15- or 30-lb. pails. Frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and marionberries (smaller pails — for pickup in August) should also be ordered at this time.