We offer the most delicious peaches starting in May, and throughout most of the summer. Check our current order forms to see what’s available! To receive a message when we take orders for peaches, sign up for our emails.
If you put your sliced peaches right into freezer bags while they’re fresh, the peaches are likely to freeze together into a solid block of fruit. So the best way to do it is to quarter the peaches and freeze them in a single layer on cookie sheets first. Then once they’re frozen, put the peaches into gallon freezer bags.
Since most of our frozen peaches end up in smoothies made in our powerful VitaMix, we don’t bother to peel the peaches before freezing them. But if want peeled frozen peaches, here’s how to do it.
- First, peel the peaches. (This is the easiest way to do it.)
- This step is optional, but it will prevent the peaches from browning. Prepare a big bowl of ascorbic acid water (1/2 teaspoon ascorbic acid per 2 cups of water) or lemon water (3 tablespoons lemon juice per quart of water). Slice or cube the peaches right into the prepared bowl of ascorbic acid water or lemon water.
- Drain the slices and place into freezer bags. We’ve found that one quart bag stuffed full is the perfect amount for a peach pie. We don’t add sugar to freeze our peaches, and it works just fine, but many people say the peaches will retain better color and texture if you do add sugar. To freeze peaches with sugar, sprinkle with sugar to suit your taste before placing in freezer bags.
- Label and date your peaches.
- Frozen peaches will keep for about one year.