Tomato Sauce Recipe

yes mrmaplewood - for us tomato lovers, it's a sad state of affairs. I understand the need to produce tomatoes that are "hardy" enough to survive long-distance transport, but there must be a market for providing good quality tomatoes, that don't have to travel cross country, and that are only available for a couple of months a year. I've only tried farmer's market heirloom varieties a few times, and I've not been too impressed. They seem to focus on producing tomatoes that are deliberately ugly, rather than something that tastes good.

The solution, I guess, is to grow your own, but some of us just don't have the land to do it. (are there community gardens around here? Where you can rent a plot of land for the summer and grow your own?)


drummerboy said:

The solution, I guess, is to grow your own, but some of us just don't have the land to do it. (are there community gardens around here? Where you can rent a plot of land for the summer and grow your own?)

 You don't need a large plot of land.  Even space on a balcony for a couple of pots will do - just to grow a few plants to (re-) discover the authentic tomato taste.


Edited to add:  Do you have garden clubs or similar near you?  You might be able to pick up some tasty varieties to try out.

This is the group I get many of my plants from - although, I don't think they'd be allowed to send plants to the US.  Then again, who knows?

https://www.diggers.com.au/


At Dreyer Farms in Westfield you can buy bushels of imperfect tomatoes for sauce.   Pretty reasonable.  You have to ask for them.


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