It’s Farmer’s Market season and we’ve been stocking up on berries this summer. I love having frozen berries on hand for baking, ice cream and smoothies. When I first thought about freezing the extra fresh berries I’ve been buying, I just assumed I could put them in a bag and throw them in a freezer.
Instead, I found that it works much better if I flash freeze them first. This way, they freeze individually and I can grab a handful without having to defrost the entire bag if they’ve stuck together.
So, I just lay out the berries on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer for a few hours. Once they’ve frozen, I move them to a freezer bag. This works great for raspberries, strawberries (I cut mine into smaller pieces first) and other berries.
Here are some great resources for freezing fruits and veggies:
Do you freeze fruit or vegetables to use later? Any tricks to share?
image credit: La Grande Farmers’ Market