Wash & rinse before using. To Use Cranberries Now: Rinse in use water, drain. To Freeze for Later Use: Just place bag in freezer. Do not wash before freezing. When ready to use, rinse with cold water and drain. Do not thaw - prepare as you would with fresh fruit. Cranberries can be stored up to 4 weeks in refrigerator and can be frozen up to 1 year.