Preserving Tomatoes, Here I Come!

Just a quick post to share the beautiful tomatoes, onions and garlic patiently waiting on my counter to become salsa and crushed tomatoes this weekend!  The harvest season is starting to wrap up, but many farmers still have produce in abundance and it’s a great time of year to get deals if you buy in bulk.  This will be my first experience with canning, so I’ll be sure to post the results (good or bad!) once I’m done!

Tomatoes and other bulk produce are often sold in bushels.  What the heck is a bushel?  A standard bushel of tomatoes is 53 pounds, but it varies depending on the vegetable.  The Roma tomatoes in the picture below total half a bushel.  Go here to see other bushel sizes.

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