Throughout the summer months, I keep a “fresh frozen fruit” plastic container in my freezer. I can just grab a handful of fresh fruit to throw into the blender for a refreshing smoothie. When fresh fruit is priced at a certain point, I’ll buy lots of extras to stockpile and flash freeze. Once frozen, they fresh frozen fruit ends up in the container above for smoothies.
I thought it prudent to share my stockpile prices for fresh fruit. Anything at or below the prices listed are game for stockpiling:
- Strawberries – $1.75/quart
- Blueberries – $2/pint
- Raspberries – $1/pkg
- Blackberries – $1/pkg
- Mangoes – $.50 each
- Peaches – $1.50/3 lbs
- Pineapple – $2
- Cantaloupe – $1.50
- Bananas – $.39/lb
For more on stockpiling fruit, check out how to freeze raspberries and blueberries. Same principle applies to all other fruit. Cut and lay flat on a baking dish or baking sheet. Freeze, then transfer to freezer plastic bag or plastic container.
In the later summer months, I hit the stockpiling hard so my fresh frozen fruit lasts long into the winter months!
Happy stockpiling of fresh fruits!!!