Freezing Greens

kaleLots of members email me about if and how they can freeze things. In this time of using up chard or any other greens—freeze away! It is very easy: wash your greens and remove any tough stems; chop up if necessary and then blanch for 2 minutes for spinach, kale, chard, and beet greens, 3 minutes for collard greens. Dump the greens in cold water to stop the cooking, drain well and then package up for the freezer.

I love to make a double batch of something and freeze the leftovers. This is a lifesaver on some of those don’t feel like cooking nights and, of course, is very thrifty. When freezing soup or sauce recipes that call for cream, I omit the cream and make a note on the container about how much to add when heating.

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About stillmansfarm

Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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