It’s mid-August, and the tomatoes are arriving in quantities previously unimaginable. If you have freezer that isn’t full already, you can preserve our tomatoes in no time with this tip from friend of the farm, Liz Carter.
Liz Carter is a newsletter subscriber in Portland, Oregon who sent us her family’s favorite way to preserve the crop during a good season. Just put dead-ripe tomatoes on freezer shelves and let them freeze good and solid, then wrap in freezer paper and/or store in freezer bags. When they thaw they soften, so the skins can be removed easily; then simmer for sauces and soups just as you would fresh tomatoes. It’s so great to smell the scent of vine-ripe tomatoes in the winter, when the garden is long gone. Thanks Liz!