This year we discovered a good 5 Minute Tomato Sauce and we make it quite often using a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. We make it about once every two weeks. So this year my goal in canning tomatoes is to make crushed tomatoes that we can then use as a tomato sauce base.
I gathered my tomatoes from a variety of sources:
- My garden yielded 5 lbs. 3 oz. of paste tomatoes.
- The fourth grade students at school have a garden and did not take all the recently picked tomatoes home. They were beginning to go bad in the back of my co-workers classroom so I'm using 5 lbs. 8 oz. of those and donating a jar of canned tomatoes back to the teacher.
- Today I purchased almost 14 lbs of canning grade tomatoes from Dutton Farm Stand.