My mom has participated in co-ops my whole life. I wasn’t really sure what they were exactly while growing up (you pay a certain amount for items with a group of people to get items cheaper, for those of you who don’t know!), but I knew my mom did them! Last year My mom introduced me to the one she had been participating in, in Texas. It was called Bountiful Baskets. It was a co-op full of anything from fruits to bread! It was amazing!
After we moved from Texas we hadn’t put much thought into Bountiful Baskets. That was until a friend of mine told me she uses them and she LOVED it! She lead me to all the right places and Mom was able to place a nice order of fruits, veggies, and yummy organic breads!
She also ordered a huge thing of PEACHES!
We decided that we wanted to preserve and freeze them. It gives us more opportunity to use the peaches rather than just make jam or jelly!
We started by putting an X in the bottom of the peaches and boiling them for a few seconds, this allows us the peal the peaches.
This is a picture of how easy the skins just fall off!
I thought the boiled peaches looked pretty. This is them with the skins still on.
After we pealed the peaches (which was pretty fast) we cut them in half and removed the pit. We then cut them in slices and poured a simple sugar water (I’ll add the recipe at the bottom) over them.
Once we had enough we filed a freezer container added more sugar water and we were done! You can use plastic freezer bags as well. We ended up using both!
It is a simple process that allows you to use the peaches any way you want. If you wanted to you could even use the ones you froze to make jam or jelly later on. Mom and I are going to make an awesome peach cobbler tomorrow! I will defiantly post pictures and the recipe.
My sweet peach enjoying the yummy fruit!
1 cup of sugar
1 1/3 cup of water
Juice of 1 and a half lemons
and just mix it all together.