Son went to the Farmer's Market again. This time he scored tomatoes. The vendor was selling them in half bushel boxes for $10 per box. We haven't found tomatoes that cheap the last two seasons. And they are absolutely beautiful. Son brought home two boxes.
I dunked the tomatoes into boiling water for a minute and slipped off the skins. After they were cut into smaller pieces I packed them into jars. The bushel of tomatoes gave me 19 quarts, plus the four large tomatoes I set aside for eating fresh. They were processed in the hot water bath canner for 25 minutes.
Son says he will go back and get a couple more boxes next week. I'd like to have some canned in pint jars and the rest made into tomato juice. Son also remarked how good some of those tomatoes would taste this winter when made into chili. I'm thinking he will be the one to cook up the chili. He says mine is way too wimpy. :)
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