boy do i need this! mine are rotting on the vines for lack of time!
Tomatoes are one of the main crops that I preserve. Jam is all well and good, but face it: there’s a ton of sugar in those jars. Tomatoes, on the other hand, are incredibly good for you can go in just about anything. Home-grown tomatoes are also one of the food items that are so far superior to their grocery store counterparts that they are worth the time it takes to put them up.
Vegetables are so labor-intensive to grow that it makes me cringe when they finally ripen in such abundance that some are left to rot or are simply fed to animals. I put literal blood, sweat and tears into our farm, and I’ll be damned if I’m letting anything go to waste. It’s like they say, “there are starving children…”
The key is knowing which preserving methods involve the lowest amount of work at the front end…
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