Canning tomatoes

our box of tomatoes

blanched for 30-60 seconds
Kayla peeling and coring
processed til chunky
filling jars with hot tomatoes
processing in water bath for 45 minutes
Jamie removing jars
9 pints
4 quarts

By Beth

I wanted to refresh myself and teach the girls about canning tomatoes.  We ordered a 20 lb box of tomatoes from the Bountiful Baskets Co-op.  February seems like an odd time to can but when the price is right, is the best time ;o)    We started Monday on the experiment.  We ended up only processing half, about 10 lbs, because that much  filled my pot.  It was a good experience, one jar the first day didn’t seal, so that went into the fridge.  We did the rest on Wednesday.  So Monday we did 4 quarts and Wednesday we did 9 pints.  We’re looking forward to homemade salsa with it.  Yum, yum.  For reference I figured it cost $.50 a pint to do.


3 thoughts on “Canning tomatoes

  1. I have a photo of our mom canning tomatos at our old Ridge Road sink. I will scan and send it as a way of keeping the family tradition going. It looks wonderful.

  2. I remember standing at the sink peeling tomatoes in the summer time and shoving the into jars. That’s all I knew about canning. Thanks for the comments, it’s fun to hear from you :o)

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