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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!  🙂


45 Fruits and Veggies

Don’t forget to stock up on your fresh fruits and veggies when they are available and in season.

I got a fresh stock of strawberries, raspberries and cherries today.  I might just save a few of the strawberries and raspberries to make a face mask for myself tomorrow.

Just remember to wash them all very well to avoid the pesticides!  Check out EWG’s list of 45 fruits and veggies here.