Freeze Whole Tomatoes

By BookerC1
August 6, 2015

Have a bumper crop of tomatoes, but no time to deal with them right away? Freeze for later!

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Aug 5, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Geof
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It will work really well for me since often at the beginning of the season, I'll have more than I can eat fresh, but not enough to make sauce with, so I can just freeze them as they come in and make sauce later in the fall.
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Aug 5, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Name: Arlene
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I've done it when we had too many tomatoes for us and all the neighbors and it works so well.
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Aug 6, 2015 7:27 AM CST
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Yes, wonderful!
I've been getting a half bushel every week from my favorite farmers at the market and making sauce to freeze each week, too.
It WOULD be nice to freeze them whole and then sauce them when the weather is cooler!
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Aug 6, 2015 7:28 AM CST
Name: Critter (Jill)
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I do the same but usually jam them right into a bag... I can see how freezing individually would make it easier to grab the skins as they slip off later. Thx!
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Aug 6, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Name: Angie
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I do the same thing with berries. I wash them, then freeze them in a single layer, and bag the frozen berries. It makes it much easier to get out a handful, or a cup, or however many you want, without thawing a gallon of them!
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Aug 6, 2015 1:09 PM CST
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me too!
I have nearly 2 gallon zips full from this year's farmers' market.
HOORAY!

And I was thinking that cherry/pear tomatoes wouldn't have to be halved before freezing.
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Aug 6, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Name: Cinda
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I freeze the small tomatoes whole Thumbs up
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