If you don't mind small (but tasty) berries, I would recommend trying out some alpine strawberries. You can grow them from seed and get fruit the first year. They don't stop producing after a few years, either. They're everbearing. You do need to split them up, as the plants multiply without runners.
The reason alpine strawberries would be helpful is because the fruits don't usually touch the ground (this isn't just because of their size, but because of how the flower stalks/trusses grow). They also have above-average disease-tolerance, in my experience (which sometimes means they might be less likely to rot as quickly). However, they have a very short shelf-life, because they are very soft (but they do dry easily, and they freeze well).
These seem to be some decent alpine strawberry varieties:
- Reine des Vallees
- Yellow Wonder
FYI: Unlike garden strawberries (which are octoploids), alpine strawberries are diploids.