Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Several ways to put up paste tomatoes. Drying and fermenting, packed in oil, freezing and a savory fermented ketchup/paste. The best variety and method for drying tomatoes.
If you're deep in the red, use one of these methods to savor the taste of summer all winter long.
A post that details five different ways to preserve grape, cherry and sungold tomatoes.
How to preserve 100+ lbs. of tomatoes with virtually no work. Canned, frozen, dried, and a cherry tomato bisque recipe thrown in for kicks.
If I can make only one tomato-y thing to remind me of summer all winter long, it would be this uncooked tomato sauce, frozen in batches. Perfection in its simplicity!
Not quite ready for the canning thing? Here's a sauce that freezes well - in jars.