Friday, September 17, 2010


This has been a challenging year on the farm, due mostly to the random weather changes. Many of the crops were planted later than usual, and are being harvested later than usual. On the farm right now, we have a great planting of green tomatoes. We keep watching them, hoping that they will start to turn red. Since it gets so cold at night, we really don't know if they will ever ripen. There are plenty of green tomatoes to be picked, so if you have any good recipes for green tomatoes, this is the year to use them!! One of our long time employees, Sherri, wants to share one of her favorite recipes with us today. She says that this a favorite of her husband. He puts it on everything. Really?...everything?...well, you get the picture. It's a good relish recipe! So if you want to try something new, and you are looking for an easy canning project this cool, rainy weekend, come out, pick some green tomatoes and give it a try. Then let us know if you like it!!

Green Tomato Relish:
1 peck of green tomatoes. (a peck is is equal to a 5 gallon bucket)
3 green peppers
3 red peppers
8 lg onions
Grind with food processor. Add 1/2 cup salt. Let stand overnight.
Next day: Put in cloth bag (or colander with tiny holes) Drain juice.
Place in pan and add 1 small bottle of horseradish, 2 T tumeric, one full can of whole spices (put in cloth and tie with rubber band), 6 cups sugar and 3 cups vinegar. Boil for 1 hour. (remove the spice bundle) Put in jars & seal while hot. Makes approx. 20 cups of relish.

1 comment:

EcoGrrl said...

it's funny, i seem to be the only person i know who is having a great tomato year - of course i planted earlier than normal, which i think did the trick. good luck with those - i loved picking blueberries and peaches and blackberries there this year, crossing my fingers for tomatoes as i don't have nearly enough for canning in my own garden!