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When NOT to Can Tomatoes

When NOT to Can TomatoesDid your garden get a touch of frost this week?  Perhaps you are tempted to get out there and do something so that the veggies don’t go to waste. 

A word to the wise: tomatoes on dead vines should not be canned.  This is because the changes that have occurred in their pH (acidity).  The safe options are to either eat them fresh, or to freeze them to be used later. 

Food preservation is a science. 

To ensure that your frozen vegetables remain nutritious and of high quality, refer to the instructions in the NDSU Extension publication, “Freezing Vegetables.”  It is available online at:https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/publications/food-nutrition/freezing-vegetables, or from the Extension office. 

Please call me at 701-724-3355 to request a copy for your use.

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