Don't shy away from growing strawberries. It's much easier than you might think and they taste so much more delicious than the ones you can buy.
I'm not an experienced gardener, but my father is: he's been a hobby gardener since more than 40 years and he's tried and tested all varieties of fruits and vegetables in at least five different gardens with different soils. He knows everything about growing strawberries.
Everytime I visit my parents (in summer) my first thing after saying hello to them is to "revise" their garden and taste all the delicious fruits my father is growing: strawberries, goose-, rasp- and blackberries, cherries, tomatoes, paprika, etc.
Only after I've eaten enough I go inside again and have a chat with them. My parents know this since a long time and have adapted their garden to be as "edible" as possible.
All the pages around the "growing strawberries" topic have been written with my father's and another experienced gardener's invaluable insight. With tons of useful tips for beginners like me and probably still something to learn for already experienced gardeners.