It’s Time to Freeze Blueberries!

As the summer rolls along, each week brings new excitement at the Farmers’ Market in discovering what will come into season.

Blueberries have been around for a few weeks now, but they’re still cause for celebration.  They’re a perfect way to spice up breakfast by topping off yogurt or cereal, they’re delicious on their own, or they can be baked into numerous treats.

After grabbing some at your Farmers’ Market, or getting even deeper into the heart of blueberry season by visiting a pick-your-own berry farm (try Bumbleberry Fields next year if you’re in Ohio!), try saving some of the unique summer flavor by freezing these treats! It’s really very easy and can be done in 3 steps:

  1. Spread the blueberries out on a baking dish. Pick out any stems, leaves, or berries that are too ripe.
  2. Put the baking dish into the freezer for at least 4 hours.  This ensures that the berries all freeze separately and will not clump together when they’re in storage.
  3. Transfer the berries to their storage container.  You can use glass jars, plastic freezer containers, or freezer bags.  Label with the date, and you’re stocked to use fresh blueberries all through the winter. Yum!

Happy blueberry season!

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