Freezing vegetables that you have grown yourself, or picked from a pick-you-own farm, is both satisfying and economical. Rather than having to pay for out of season veggies, preserving your own in the freezer gives you the opportunity to enjoy them year round.
You will get the best results by picking the vegetables and freezing them on the same day, while they are still fresh and in peak condition.
It is also important to set aside enough time for blanching vegetables that are to be frozen and kept for some time. This process will inactivate the enzymes that will otherwise cause the veggies to lose texture, colour, flavour and nutritional value.