Our Farmer’s Market is finally open here in Northeast PA (those of you who live in warm climates and have markets open all year long, I envy you!) and I have been stocking up on family favorites to put in the freezer to use during the winter. Buying at the Farmer’s Market is a great way to stock up on produce at its peak freshness and the prices you get can not be beat! Plus you are supporting a local farmer so it is a win-win!
Because our market is open three days a week, I tend to stock up on only one item at a time so I don’t get overwhelmed so yesterday I headed there to stock up on green peppers. I bought a big bushel basket of peppers for only $10 (there must have been at least 40 peppers) and when I was telling a friend later in the day I had bought that many she was wondering what I was going to do with them. I told her that I was going to freeze them to cook with later in the year and she wanted to know how to freeze green peppers, so I thought you may be wondering too.
It took me about 30 minutes to wash, cut and package all the peppers and for $10 I have enough peppers to last my family all winter long.
Here is how to freeze green peppers:
1. Purchase peppers that are at their peak freshness.
2. Wash peppers in cool water and slice up into strips.
3. Place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer and put them in the freezer for about 10 minutes. By putting them in a single layer it will prevent them from clumping together.
4. Once partially frozen put them in a gallon Ziploc bag.
4. Your done and now you can enjoy farm fresh green peppers any time of year!
Note: If the peppers do end up clumping up in the ziploc bag you can just break them apart gently with your hands. Also, I tend to freeze them in strips but you can also freeze them by slicing the tops off, removing the seeds and pith and then freezing them whole for stuffed peppers.
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