Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blueberry Freezer Jam

Waiting for Certo/ Lemon Juice to be added.
Was just jammin today.  Well more like listening to Rod Stewart, Billy Joel & Bruce Springsteen while making Blueberry Freezer Jam.  It's Blueberry season here!  The time to purchase the fresh local blueberries from Calabrese Farms in Southwick, MA.  It's just a short drive away.
Calabrese Farms
It's a tradition for me to prep & freeze the sweet yummy local berries & also make the year's supply of Blueberry Jam!  3 batches each made separately was accomplished this afternoon.  Now the freezer containers are sitting on our dining room table for the 24 hour period - basically making itself!

Suddenly this past spring, there no longer were containers of my homemade jam on the top shelf of our large freezer.  The good news was that we enjoyed it.  The bad news was that a commercial brand needed to be purchased.  Well, it doesn't have a consistency nor a flavor that we are fond of... at all.  I've been waiting for the fresh local fruit to ripen!  The Certo liquid fruit pectin was purchased weeks ago along with containers & Sugar.  ***The directions are found in the Certo box!  I was almost good to go!  Yesterday, the fresh local Blueberries needed to be purchased from Calabrese Farms.

After arriving, I headed to the blueberries:
Pints & Pints & More Pints of Blueberries!
2 trays (24 pints) were purchased.  Enough to enjoy now, prep for the freezer & make Freezer Jam.  A discounted price was available with the larger quantity. :)  

Yesterday was Day 1 - freeze the year's supply of Blueberries.  Today was Freezer Jam Day.  Tomorrow afternoon at the designated times, the 3 batches of Blueberry Freezer Jam will be placed on the top shelf of our freezer - next to the Strawberry Freezer Jam

This is a great time of year with all of the local veggies & fruit!  It's great to enjoy them now & also prep/ freeze them to enjoy later!


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