Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to store Tomatoes

With the cold weather comming... we picked everything out of the garden over the week-end.  There were still alot of tomatoes!!!  I wish I had kept track of how many bushels we had picked this year, it was a LOT!!

 So it looks like I have a little bit of work to do with the ripe tomatoes, but today I wanted to share with you something I learned from my Dad.   He would pick the GREEN tomatoes too!

He would take the green tomatoes-- wrap them in newspaper and place them in a box. They will ripen, and taste just like vine picked tomatoes.  We keep ours in the 4th level where it's a little cooler.  Then you can unwrap one or two every couple of days and enjoy garden fresh tomatoes for weeks after they have been picked.