How Long Can I Keep Frozen Fruits and Vegetables?

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.  http://www.ripbs.org/happenings/travel-club/ 

-Maria

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