Hannah needs to know:
I have a question regarding canning tomatoes.
I recently heard a story on NPR about the tomato industry in Florida, which is surprisingly evil. The fact of the matter is that tomatoes we eat in winter that aren’t hydroponic are probably from Florida, where they were probably picked by actual slaves. My problem is that in winter I really like to make my own spaghetti sauces and soups that require tomatoes.
Since it’s tomato season here and lovely, non-slave grown tomatoes abound, I was wondering if I could can my own diced/stewed tomatoes. Do you have any advice?
Slightly longer answer: I will probably just go for freezing tomatoes. I’m also starting a new tomato plant for indoors now — we’ll see if it survives.
And a slight aside: If anyone is interested in learning more about the industrialization of tomatoes, check out Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit.
Homies who can: will you help Hannah out with her need for tomato guidance??