Saturday, July 6, 2013

Freezing Raspberries

Our raspberry plants are pumping out a good crop right now.  In the heat, they are ripening faster than we can use them.  Because raspberries don't keep well once picked, even in the fridge, your best bet is to freeze them if you have more than you can use in about 24 hours.

To freeze, pick over the berries and remove any moldy ones, or, if possible, slice off the moldy bit. Spread the berries out in a baking pan and freeze for several hours (this is called tray freezing). Once the berries are frozen hard, you can pack them into freezer bags and they won't stick together.

Raspberries ready for tray freezing