Using Home Grown Tomatoes Harvested from Your Survival Garden

Tomato juice, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and pizza sauce. They can all be made by using home grown tomatoes harvested from your survival garden.

You probably knew that already, but what do you do if you need some guidance to make tomato magic happen? Allow me to direct your attention to an article featured in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for July/August, 2014, (Issue #148). Below is an excerpt and a link where you can see the whole thing.


Can your own tomato products

By James Kash

Tomatoes are the backbone for the homestead garden and pantry. These succulent fruits are great on quick sandwiches, mixed in a pasta salad, or (my personal favorite) sliced with a little sugar sprinkled on top. Tomatoes only store for a short time out of the garden, and the plants bear tons more than can be eaten. So as self-reliant homesteaders what do we do? We can them, of course!

Tomatoes are easily preserved to use in the off season. Canning halved tomatoes and tomato juice is just the tip of the iceberg. You can efficiently preserve your very own tomato products while saving money on your grocery bill and enjoying that old-fashioned, good tastin’ food.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. 1-800-835-2418.


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Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.