Is there anything better than a tomato, picked from the vine with the warmth of the sun still on it, given a quick rinse, and bitten into or sliced? Perhaps you prefer yours with a dash of salt, or combined with fresh mozzarella and basil, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. However you enjoy fresh tomatoes, you know that the local growing season doesn’t last forever.
Learn how to use the boiling water canning method to preserve corn relish: Aug. 23 in the evening at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County in Newark, Aug. 27 in the evening at Walworth Recreation and Aug. 29 in the afternoon at the United Methodist Church in Sodus. Call 331-8415 for more information and to register.
While the texture of a fresh tomato cannot be saved after the season, the taste and nutritional goodness of tomatoes, including the Vitamin C and the lycopene, are still present after freezing, drying or canning.