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72 Bags of Berries!


It’s the end of berry season here in the northern hemisphere.

I’ve been busy buying in bulk, washing and freezing berries all season.  I managed to get some raspberries, but most of the berries are blueberries and strawberries.  I like to stock up when I can get the berries fresh and then freeze them for the off-season. It’s my way to stocking up on fresh antioxidants!

I thought it was time to take stock of my efforts over the summer.

I’m still in a bit of shock to find out that I have SEVENTY-TWO bags of berries in my deep freezer.  In fact, there’s not much else in the deep freezer at all!  This is kind of like what our freezer looks like right now (it’s packed!).

On average, we consume a bag of berries each week.  Assuming we stick with the same rate, we’ve got more than a year’s supply of berries!  🙂

12 thoughts on “72 Bags of Berries!

  1. Holy cow! That’s a lot of work, but you’ll enjoy it all.

  2. Yum!! Love berries.

    (P.S. I sent you an email my dear, just a quick question regarding my next post for you 😉 )

  3. awesome idea! I shouldbe doing this!! x

  4. Hooray for berries! I’ve only got about 3 gallon bags of berries in our freezer. Do you lay yours out on cookie sheets to freeze before bagging too or how do you keep yours from sticking together? I’ve got to find an easier way that doesn’t crowd the freezer with cookie sheets!

    • I love berries! I lay mine on cutting boards to let them dry before I bag them. That seems to get most of the moisture out so that they don’t stick to each other.

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