Freezing Food

Occasionally freezing food, is preferable to canning or dehydrating. Freezing Food is another great way to preserve it. 


  • Strawberries are great in jam or jelly but they are more appetizing frozen rather than canned. 
  • My husband and sons love frozen cherries right out of the freezer on a hot summer day. So I can some and freeze some. 
  • If you end up with more than you'll be able to can in a reasonable time, freezing is a great way to take care of that excess quickly. Remember the sooner you process your foods the better the quality will be. 

Apples

Freezing apples is a great way to enjoy them later in the year. There's more to it than just putting them in the freezer, though.

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Bananas

Frozen bananas are a treat all by themselves but are equally delicious when cut into sundaes, oatmeal, or used for making banana bread.

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Cherries

Frozen cherries are easy to do but can use a lot of freezer space while processing. Make sure you have room!

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Corn (Both on and off the cob)

Freezing corn both on or off the cob requires processing to ensure your corn doesn't dry out or go stale.

Click here to learn the process for freezing corn. 


Green Beans

Freezing green beans is one of the best ways to ensure you're keeping the nutrients intact. They require being blanched beforehand!

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Herbs

Three best methods for freezing herbs. Though all herbs can be frozen or dried, some herbs freeze better than dehydrating.

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Peas

Freezing peas takes a bit more effort than just tossing it into a bag and then the freezer but it's worth it!

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Peppers

Freezing peppers is something that pays for itself in the middle of winter. They can be added to so many dishes!

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Rhubarb

Rhubarb is one of those things that can become quickly overwhelming. By the time it's ready to be picked, you're busy with other things in the garden. Freezing is a great way to preserve it for later.

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Spinach

When it comes to freezing spinach (and other greens), there's only one way to ensure it will last.

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Strawberries

Strawberries are one of those fruits that you can freeze in multiple ways. Click here to learn more about freezing strawberries


Tomatoes

Freezing tomatoes requires blanching them before putting them in the freezer!

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Zucchini

Ever have a craving for zucchini bread in February? By freezing some, you can have it whenever you want!

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