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FREEZER CAN PROVIDE YEARLONG BOUNTY

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Freezing allows you to enjoy seasonal bounty such as fresh strawberries, sweet corn or asparagus in the winter.

Fruits and vegetables can be stored up to 12 months in your freezer. Baked breads can be stored for three to six months; baked pies, one to two months. The makers of Ziploc brand heavy-duty freezer bags offer the following tips:- Set your freezer at 0 degrees F or below.

- Organize your freezer by storing the same kinds of foods together.

- Leave space around bags until they freeze, then stack.

- For fastest freezing, place packed bags directly on freezer shelves, not on other frozen food.

- Flat bags of poultry, meat, fruits, vegetables and entrees freeze better than bulky ones.

- Liquids such as juices, soups and stews expand when frozen and require extra space to freeze efficiently.

- Label all packages with the contents, quantity and date of freezing.

For more information on freezing, write to: "Put the Lock on Freezing," Department 2700-PK, Box 78980, New Augusta, IN 46278.