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Yield of a bushel of tomatoes

Canned Tomatoes, Salsa, and Ketchup

Tomatoes are one of those things that really show the value of a hands-on approach. The best tomatoes are the ones you grow yourself and those you can yourself.

Since I can’t guarantee that there will be enough ripe tomatoes in my garden on a day when I also have time to can them, I tend to buy those that I want to preserve as ripe tomatoes and use the ones in the garden for recipes featuring green tomatoes…or having them fresh and ripe in a salad, or on a sandwich.


This year I used the green tomatoes to make Mincemeat, Green Tomato Relish, Zen Tomatoes, and some Green Tomato Pickles. I considered buying two bushels of tomatoes, but in the end, it was enough to have bought one. From this I got the following:

Canned Tomatoes
5 x 1 Litre
2x 3 Cups
1 x 1 Pint
2 x 1/2 Pint

Salsa click here for recipe
2 x 3 Cup
9 x 1 Pint
9 x 1/2 Pint

Ketchup click here for recipe
1 x 1 Pint
14 x 1/2 Pint
3  x  1/4 Pint

3 Litres Tomato Sauce
4 Litres of 3 Bean Chili

The bonus part here is that the ketchup was made using only the  trimmings from the tomatoes.

Canned Tomatoes, Salsa, Chili, and Ketchup
Canned Tomatoes, Salsa, Chili, and Ketchup

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