Berries 'n Cream

Timetable for crops

Freezing 

Fresh Northwest fruit only keeps 2-3 days in a refrigerator before spoiling, less if left unrefrigerated.

If not processing right away, pick with stems on and put directly in your refrigerator without washing.

1 pint = 1 small basket

1 pint = 3 cups whole berries

1 pint = 1 2/3 cups pureed berries

1 pint = 2 1/4 cups sliced berries

2 pints = 1 quart

2 pints or 1 quart = 1 1/2 pounds


One batch of freezer jam uses 2-3 pints of strawberries.

Measuring Strawberries

Handling tips for strawberries

Strawberries:

  • Early June

Cherries:

  • Mid June

Raspberries:

  • Late June/early July. Available this year!

Marionberries:

  • Available in limited supply!

Blueberries:

  • Late July

Sliced Strawberries

  1. Slice the strawberries
  2. Add a small amount of sugar
  3. Place in plastic freezer bag

Whole Strawberries

  1. Wash and let dry completely
  2. Place on a cookie sheet and freeze individually
  3. When frozen, place in plastic freezer bag
  4. Take out and enjoy in the winter for an extra special treat!

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