Around this time of year, the price of cherries tends to drop. I was able to pick up several pounds of cherries at just $1.99 a lb. A few weeks earlier, I had made some smoothies and they had turned out really well. I couldn’t figure out what had made the difference and it was because I had thrown in some pitted cherries, last minute. So I decided to grab some cherries while they were at a good price and pit and freeze them for when the prices are higher.
Freezing cherries is a fairly simple task, especially if you own a cherry pitter. When I did mine, I used a Progressive International Multiple Cherry Pitter, which allows you to pit four at once. It also has a setting for large or small cherries.
I now have several bags of cherries ready for some smoothies or ice cream sundae toppers. And instead of paying $4 or more a lb, I only paid $1.99.
This is one way that I am able to keep fruit in our daily meals without breaking the bank. I’ll continue to share more seasonal savings as I find them.