Even though my berry plants are only 2 years old, they have produced quite a bit of fruit! We have had several freezes and 2 light dustings of snow, but despite the bad weather my raspberries and strawberries are continuing to produce fruit! They have slowed down considerably, but the fruit still trickles in. My blackberries, blueberries, and gooseberries have behaved properly and acknowledged the season.
The problem I have found with my berries is that I either have too little or too much. Not enough to do anything with but use on cereal. Or so much that there is no way we can eat it all before it goes bad. I do use it make jams, but harvests are not predictable, and I can’t always clear my schedule just because the berries are ripe. So whether I have too little and want to save up berries to make muffins or have too much, I freeze berries to keep them from spoiling.
How to Freeze Fresh Berries
I collect my berries in a colander, then I can bring them in and rinse them immediately and let them air dry: