How to Preserve Kale From Your Local C.S.A.

Real Estate Agent with Russell Real Estate Services

How To Preserve Kale


One more food blog.


I am part of a C.S.A. (Community Supported Agriculture) Program with Mulberry Creek Herb Farm.


We had a pick up today and this was some of our haul.

                       Rough cut Kale

We have been getting a lot of Kale.  Not my favorite thing, but…it is wonderful in soups and stir fry.  I want to share with you a way to preserve it, or keep it for later to add to your soups, stews or stir frys.


Start with fresh Kale…rinse well to get the sand out and spin dry.  This spinner is a wonderful gadget that can take excess water out of greens or whatever.

 Rough Chopped kale Salad Spinner

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and add Kale in batches.  Let it boil for three minutes.  Remove to a colander and plunge into ice cold water for an equal number of minutes. 

 Kale in Boiling Water Plunge Kale into Boiling Water

When all the Kale has been prepared this way, spin again….then lay out to dry for 30 minutes or so.

                           Dry the Kale

Place in Freezer bags and squeeze as much air out as possible.

                                Kale in a Freezer Bag



Break off what you like to add to your soups and stew whenever you like.

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Mary M. Kandell                                             
ABR, CNE                                               
Russell Real Estate

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Comments (2)

Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Thanks for the great tips!  I have been reading more and more about how nutrient packed kale but have trouble using it all whenever we buy it.  Great idea!

Nov 02, 2012 11:11 AM
Mary M. Kandell
Russell Real Estate Services - Sandusky, OH

Yes, Kale is the new superfood....We have eaten it as a salad, mixed with other salad greens and braised with wine and parmesan.  It's a textural thing with me.  But.....I do love it in soup and still feel like I'm getting the nutritional benefit.

Nov 02, 2012 10:15 PM