If your garden is producing well this summer, you’re probably up to your ears in fresh tomatoes!!
Here’s a tried-and-true method for freezing fresh tomatoes.
I learned this trick many years ago from an elderly friend.
Miss Artie taught me many things about homemaking, including how to freeze fresh strawberries and tomatoes!
These are much better than the canned and stewed variety available at the grocery store, and they will keep nearly indefinitely as long as you use freezer-safe bags or containers.
- Wash whole, fresh tomatoes and lay them out to dry.
- Place freshly washed, dry tomatoes in a freezer bag or container.
- When you need “fresh” tomatoes for stews, soups, casseroles, or other recipes, just help yourself!
- Allow the tomatoes to partially thaw before using. Skins and stem will remove very easily.
Sadly, it’s been a few years since we’ve had time to grow our own garden, and these days I rely pretty heavily on our local farmer’s market for fresh produce in the summer.
However, I used this “freezing” technique for several years with our fresh tomatoes, and it’s quick way to save your garden produce!
If you’d rather turn your fresh tomatoes into homemade salsa, here’s my recipe for canning homemade salsa with fresh tomatoes.