Life Love Larson: Strawberry Picking & Freezing Fresh Strawberries


Monday, June 2, 2014

Strawberry Picking & Freezing Fresh Strawberries

One of our first activities of the summer was strawberry picking! We have picked both blueberries and apples, but never strawberries, so we were excited to try something new! Drew was still in school, so Kate and I hit up the patch with some good friends. It was hot, but the picking went fast, and we ended up with about 3.5 lbs. of strawberries.

We picked very ripe strawberries and they were delicious and juicy and sweet. We ate on them for about 2 days, and I decided to go ahead and freeze the rest before they became mushy and overripe. We eat a lot of smoothies, so having lots of frozen strawberries is perfect.

I did the same thing with the strawberries as I did with our blueberries last year. Wash well, cut off the green top, dry well, spread out on a wax paper covered cookie sheet, harden in freezer, seal in a freezer bag. Super easy!

Strawberries are in season and cheap right now, so even if you can't pick your own, you should try to freeze some! xo

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