Season’s Harvest: Strawberry

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Nothing beats the taste of a juicy, ripe strawberry and if you are browsing your local grocery, you’ll notice they’re in season. You just can’t compete with the taste of fresh, local produce. While you can usually get strawberries year round, most of the time those strawberries are picked very early and are not given time to ripen on the plant and develop that irresistible sweet flavor.
You’ll also notice, when a fruit’s in season, it’s usually less expensive. {More abundant, less miles to travel, etc.} This is a great time to enjoy it and perhaps preserve or freeze it. My grocery store had fresh strawberries on sale so I decided to get a bundle and freeze them at their peak to enjoy later on in the year.
How To Freeze Strawberries:
Begin by cutting off the tops of the berries to remove the stems/leaves. Thoroughly rinse berries and pat dry or spread them out on a paper towel to air dry. Once berries are dry, arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer and place in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours. Remove berries from freezer and place in a ziplock freezer bag. Mark the bag with the date and store in the freezer for use later in the year.

Posted 3/28/11, Topic: Eats

  • Jessica@SewHomegrown
    March 28, 2011 at 10:05 am |

    MMMMMM I LOVE strawberries!! My mom and dad came to our house to watch Charlotte while Ryan and I went to San Diego – they made a huge batch of Fresh Strawberry Jam – We're going through about a jar a week 🙂

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    March 28, 2011 at 11:15 am |

    Yum! I love strawberry jam! I need to pick up some more berries and try making it. I've only made blueberry.

  • lesley graham
    March 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm |

    i love these posts! so pretty. our strawberries are in bloom right now and i can't wait to eat them. they are my fave. great tips on how to freeze them. thanks! also, hard at work on my guest post. finally figured out what i want to share! xo

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    March 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm |

    It's so awesome that you grow your own strawberries. I'd love to see some pics once they're ready. (I can't wait to see what you've cooked up for your guest post. Big hug!)

  • Kameryn
    April 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm |

    Those strawberries look sooo delicious and juicy !

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