Want to buy in bulk but always see your savings go into the trash when you can't get all the produce used up in time? Or maybe you're one of those who plants a garden and then finds yourself with more bounty than you can consume or give away?
If so, keep in mind that you can freeze carrots, onions, peppers, celery, okra and other hardy vegetables. Simply cut the vegetables down to the desired size (freezing whole is not recommended), spread in a single layer on baking sheets and freeze until solid. Transfer the frozen vegetables to resealable plastic bags labeled with the date and store in the freezer. When ready to use, thaw under cool water then pat dry with paper towels.