While there may technically be no "wrong" way to freeze, i discovered very quickly that just throwing fresh berries into a container and tossing it into the freezer becomes a frustrating method when it's time to retrieve them, because they stick together in one big, hard, lump.
I will show you the deceivingly simple way to keep your berries from sticking.
Step 1: Pick your Berries
Some tips for berry picking:
- Call ahead or check the farm's website to confirm availability; crops can vary greatly from year to year in both quantity and quality due to weather and over-picking
- Pick early in the morning, especially in hot weather, for peak flavor
- Bring containers if your farm doesn't provide them
- Dress comfortably; sometimes the best berries require reaching
Step 2: Rinse and Arrange
Then pat dry and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet that will fit flat in your freezer (notice mine is very small). I suggest placing a clean, dry dish towel on the bottom of the tray so the berries do not stick to it.