Tomato Lovers will rejoice! Late summer is the time to put up tomatoes and we will get hands on together to create and can a huge batch of salsa and bloody mary mix.Students will learn simple canning techniques to preserve this beloved fruit for eating year round. We will cover the steps for safe and simple hot water bath canning focused on jarring local tomatoes. Plus we will jar crushed tomatoes simply packed in their own juice. Through demonstrations, discussion, and hands on instruction you will become confident in canning your own tomato projects at home.
Everyone will go home with recipes and three jars of the tomato products we've made together. "Professor Tomato Todd" is the co-founder of Happy Girl Kitchen, the only working organic Cannery in Monterey, and has canned over 169,000 pounds of local tomatoes over the past 15 years! Todd will discuss food safety, time saving tips, answer all questions and inspire everyone to take their passion for this amazing fruit a step further, as no tomato lover should ever be without this sumptuous fruit!
This evening workshop includes an all you can eat salsa feed!
No experience necessary, all materials provided in class. Students must wear closed toed shoes and long pants, and may bring their favorite apron.