Well, this is one for the 'never again' file. Starting on Friday I processed over 60lbs of tomatoes. By myself.
This is what 50lbs of tomatoes looks like:
I got these from Peter at Fair Weather Farm (who v. kindly delivered them to me on his rounds to various restaurants in the city). I'm a bit disappointed about the plastic bags but I'll know for next time to ask for boxes.
The other 10lbs (of the 60) I got from Acorn Creek at the Thursday night farmers market at Lansdowne park.
What I have to show for it (other than an aching body) is:
3L of ketchup
3L of salsa
11L of chopped tomatoes (4 of those litres didn't seal. boo.)
I'm going to write more about the recipes I used and what I learned, but for now I'm going to put my feet up and eat some non-local chocolate.