10137 Preston Rd

just off Mondon Hill Road between Hwy 41 and Hwy 50.

Produce Barn is open Sunday Monday Tuesday & Wednesday Farm Phone 352 799 6752 When we're busy in the field, our cells keep us available 352-232-3381 & 352-232-0294

E-mail us , we prefer phone calls rather than emails,beas9781@bellsouth.net

For our Produce Stand locations, dates, and hours please click here.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Freezing Greens

Taking advantage of Beasley's pesticide-free Greens while they are in season by freezing them for summer use is one of the perks we enjoy living in rural Florida. Some Beasley varieties:

Beet Tops
Mustard Greens
White Swiss Chard
Rhubarb Swiss Chard

Not all varieties are available at the same time, but Joann and Rolo work hard to have these wonderful leafy veggies arrive at our tables in a timely manner, with a little cooperation from Mother Nature.

To freeze greens, please check out the "pick your own" website by clicking here for a brief tutorial. 

If enjoy video "how-to's" please click here for a great 3 and a half minute home movie. 

Here is one more person's take on freezing Chard. These tips are great for any of the greens sold on the farm.

Also available at the farm are Joann's Bargain Boxes. These are flats of vegetables which need some tender loving hands to cut the bad pieces out of them, and place them into the freezer, or in the canner.

Common items include tomatoes, bell peppers, and onions. 

Peppers and onions may be sliced, chopped or diced and placed directly into freezer baggies, squishing as much air out as possible. For information regarding the flats, just phone the farm. They are very reasonably priced.

An excellent resource for freezing any type of food is found on the Self Sufficiency site here.

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