I’ve moved recently, and found a wonderful farmer’s market not far from my new home. On my first trip, last Saturday, I found freshly picked and shelled spring peas. It was a lucky find, because it’s much warmer here than in my former Ohio home. Peas are going out here, but aren’t quite ripe up north. I bought all the peas I could to blanch and freeze. Not having to shell all those peas myself was a blessing.Boxes may still be everywhere, begging to be unpacked, but fresh peas won’t wait. In less than three hours, peas were in the freezer, waiting for what passes for a cold winter in southeastern North Carolina.
Click on the photos below to find helpful products from Lehman’s when you are freezing produce.–they’ll make your spring veggie freezing easy!
Here’s how I processed the peas: