How Long Can I Keep Frozen Fruits and Vegetables?

Keeping frozen fruits and vegetables with Maria Lawton

It is the dog days of summer, time to freeze some of the garden’s bounty!

This is the time of year that I always get a lot of questions about preserving the extra fresh vegetables for fruit that come out of the garden or your local farm. I am so lucky where I live, because the produce at our local farm stand is amazing. I try to get there right when they’re restocking to make sure I get the broccoli before it sells out!  The farmer at my favorite stand has gotten to know me by now and we have some great conversations.  This week I answer your questions about how I freeze and how I use my frozen fruits and vegetables so that I can enjoy a taste of summer’s best in the cold winter months.

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Not sure how to use your frozen produce?

I love to use frozen fruits and vegetables in soups, sauces, and stews. Freezing fruit is a great way to guarantee you always have fresh ingredients in your baked goods! I sometimes use previously frozen blueberries in my Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake.

Click the image below to see my Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake recipe! 

blueberry lemon poundcake


*June 2020 update: The 2020 trips to Sao Miguel have been postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. I am looking forward to traveling with you then!* 

Also, I learned today that the trip to Sao Miguel next year sold out!  Thank you everybody who signed up, I can’t wait to share my amazing island with you.  AAA Travel is taking names for folks who missed out and they may schedule a second trip immediately after, so if you’re interested please give them a call.