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Ball Canning’s Freezer-Life Storage Guide

Freezer Life Storage Guide
Get the best quality with this freezer-life storage guide from Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Get the best quality with this freezer-life storage guide from Ball and Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

Storing your food in the freezer is a great way to preserve your goods for a longer time. Having a guide can help you safely preserve and enjoy all your hard work. According to Ball, these approximate storage times are based upon a freezer temperature of 0°F or lower. Always follower a freezing recipe and use freezer-friendly storage containers like freezer canning jars, vacuum freezer bags or freezer foil.

BAKERY
MONTHS
Breads, Quick (Baked)2
Breads, Yeast (Baked)4 - 8
Breads, Yeast (Unbaked)1/2
Cakes6
Cakes, Fruit12
Cookies (Baked)6
Cookies (Unbaked)4
Pastry (Unbaked)2
Pies (Baked)1
Pies (Unbaked)3
DAIRY
MONTHS
Butter
5 – 6
Cheese, Cottage
1
Cheese, Hard or Semi-Hard
6 – 12
Cheese, Soft
4
Eggs
12
Ice Cream & Sherbet
1 – 3
Milk
1
FRUITS & VEGETABLES
MONTHS
Fruits, Citrus
3 – 4
Fruits, All Except Citrus
12
Onions
3 – 6
Vegetables (Cooked)
1
Vegetables (Raw, Except Onions)
12
MEAT, POULTRY, SEAFOOD & GAME
MONTHS
Beef, Lamb, Mutton, Veal, Venison
8 – 12
Fish
2 – 3
Ground Meat
3 – 4
Liver
3
Rabbit, Squirrel
6 – 8
Crab, Fish Roe, Lobster, Oysters
3 – 4
Pork (Cured)
1 – 2
Pork (Fresh)
6 – 8
Sausage
4 – 6
Shrimp
6
Turkey, Chicken
12
PREPARED FOODS
MONTHS
Candies
12
Gravy
2
Pizza
1
Prepared Main Dishes
3 – 6
Salads
2

Sandwiches
1

Soups, Stews
6
SOFT SPREADS
MONTHS
Freezer Jams & Jellies
12

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you’ll find everything you need for home preserving and canning. From mason jars to pressure cookers, you can savor the benefits of your home garden all year long. For more tips on canning and mason jar projects, visit the Blain’s Farm & Fleet Canning blog.

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