Summer is here and berries are plentiful. Why not freeze them while they are less expensive and most flavorful? You can toss them in a smoothie, your oatmeal, or in your yogurt. You can use them for baking, use them in sauces, or eat them right out of the bag. Give this a try!
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- Gently place your berries in a bowl of cold water to gently rinse.
- Remove the berries from the water and place them on paper towels.
- Using another paper towel, pat them gently to dry.
- Arrange the whole berries on a baking sheet and freeze until they are solid. This keeps the berries loose and makes measuring and thawing easier.
5. Transfer the frozen berries to freezer bags or containers.
6. Label the bags or containers with the name of the berry, date frozen, and amount.
7. Freeze berries for up to 12 months.
That’s it! Fill your freezers friends!
Cheat Sheet: Berries at their Peak
Strawberries: April through June
Blackberries: June through August
Marionberries: July through August
Blueberries: Late May through October
Boysenberries: Late June through early August
Raspberries: May through September