Freezing Vegetables (PDF)

Fresh vegetables can be frozen quickly and easily during the harvest season. Whether you freeze purchased or home-grown vegetables, the keys to a successful product are using vegetables at the peak of ripeness and freezing quickly after purchase or harvest.

Contents include:

  • Selection and Purchase
  • Blanching
  • Packing Food into Freezer Containers
  • Thawing and Preparing Vegetables to Eat
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  • Guidance for Peas, Onions, Green Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Squash and Zucchini.

This article is available in PDF format. Click here to download it.

Published by: New Mexico State University

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July 11, 20040 found this helpful

How can I freeze fresh green beans, tomatoes and corn?

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September 1, 20040 found this helpful

Does this link not work or is it me?

Regards, Jo

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September 1, 20040 found this helpful

Hi Jo

It's not just you. It should be fixed now, though.

Sorry about that.

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July 3, 20050 found this helpful

Green beans from the garden are tender/tasty when cooked. But the ones I have purchased in food store frozen are tasteless, and seem uncooked. They are beautifully green. What happened? I will not buy again.

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October 8, 20090 found this helpful

A week or so ago, I was goggling for something and came across this site. I love it! Thanks for all your wonderful help and knowledge.

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