Fresh Blueberries All Year Long!! Yes Please :)

Blueberry season here in NY is sadly winding down. However you can have yummy peak season blueberries all year long if you freeze them πŸ™‚ We are so lucky here to have a blueberry farm right here in our backyard that is pesticide free-Childs Blueberry Farm. Just an FYI blueberries are one of the most heavily pesticide sprayed crops around, so if you have the option to buy organic its definitely worth the extra money-who really wants their blueberries with a side of pesticide? If you live in the WNY area please read more about Childs blueberries.Β So how does one freeze blueberries without smooshing them? Follow these incredibly simple steps to find out πŸ™‚

Step One: Purchase freshly picked ripe blueberries

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Childs blueberry stand at our local farmers market.

Step Two: Using the container the blueberries came in, place in the freezer until frozen. When they are done, they will feel like little marbles.

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Frozen blueberries ready for packaging.

Step Three: You’ll need a few freezer bags or a vacuum sealer machine (if you choose to pack them airtight). Place blueberries in bag leaving about 1.5in at the top of the bag, be careful not to let them thaw. If you’re using a food saver simply seal the bag airtight using the vacuum. If you’re using freezer bags get as much air out as possible and seal. Then place the blueberries back in the freezer and remove later to enjoy frozen or thawed. πŸ™‚Β 

Freshly frozen blueberries. Yum.

Freshly frozen blueberries. Yum.

Step Four: Enjoy all year long πŸ™‚

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