Benefits of Freezing your Tomato Harvest

There are many reasons to freeze at least a part of your tomato harvest, and in this article I will share them all with you! Fresh home grown tomatoes are best eaten fresh of the plant, but I am here to tell you that if you love to grow tomatoes, it is worth your while to freeze some to enjoy later on in winter. Related Article You May Be Interested In: Seed Starting 101: Planting Tomato Seed How to Transplant Tomato Seedlings How and Why You Should Prune Tomato Plants Scroll down to see more of my tomato related articles at the bottom of this post! Our favorite Homesteading & Gardening things in our Amazon Store!   Preserve Tomatoes in Winter I don’t have a lot of time to deal with the tomatoes at the time of year when most of them are harvested. SO MUCH goodness is coming out of the garden at the same time, it is very difficult to try and preserve it all at the same time! The last week of August and first week in September, is one of our busiest times here on the homestead. My kids have shown at fair for over a dozen years, and those two weeks are fair weeks. Throw in the start of school, and the weeks before fair prepping everything. I am lucky if I have time to actually harvest the tomatoes! This is the main reason why I freeze the tomatoes. It allows for me to make sauce and preserve the sauce by canning, deep in the heart of winter! How to Freeze Your Tomato Harvest Before I move on to more reasons, let me tell you quickly HOW I freeze my tomatoes. I fill my clean and sanitized sink with cold water and a…