The Autumn months bring many changes, such as lower temps, shorter days and a whole new crop of fruits and veggies that are coming into season. If you want to ensure you’re enjoying the hardworked harvest you find at your local Farmer’s Market long into the winter, then follow these tips that my very own Grandmother Townsend gave me for freezing and storing your favorites before they disappear until next year.
Blanch —> Freeze:
1.) Bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil over high heat. Add enough salt so the water tastes faintly salty.
2.) While the water heats, fill a medium bowl about three-quarters full with ice, then add enough cold water to come just to the top of the ice.
3.) While the water boils trim the vegetables to the size you want. (It’s best to trim them just prior to cooking so they don’t get wilty!)
Its always nice to know that you’re supporting local farmers when you purchase your fruits and veggies this way, and for a Manahattanite, that’s a great feeling!
Support your local growers, they work hard so you can have the best!