I used to buy frozen fruit in plastic bags, but I stopped doing that a while ago. Now I freeze fresh fruit. Freezing your own fruit is plastic-free (unless you freeze it in plastic bags) and it tastes better since you can freeze things at the peak of the season. Here’s how I freeze fruit without plastic. I started with a colander-full of fresh strawberries from the farmer’s market.
Rinse the strawberries and cut off the tops. I like to cut the really big ones in half. That way it’s easier to make smoothies.
Put the strawberries on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Freeze for about two hours. Freezing fruit in a single layer before putting it in a jar helps prevent pieces from sticking together.
Put the strawberries into glass jars or containers and freeze. (As you can see, I ate most of the strawberries before I got around to taking a picture.) If you have old plastic bags, this is a good way to reuse them. I try and find ways to reuse the plastic I have instead of landfilling it.
Things are coming into season right now, so it’s a great time to start freezing and preserving. Next I’ll be doing plums from my backyard. Yum!