Make sure to follow us on facebook so you don’t miss our latest updates! Eating seasonal is not only a wonderful way to make sure your family is getting the freshest produce available, but it is also much easier on your budget. With the last freeze we had, tomatoes are just now coming into season where I live, and I want to make sure that I save as much of the bounty as I can for later. Store bought fresh tomatoes when purchased out of season, just don't have the flavor of the ones you can get locally. It has a lot to due with the long transit times, from farm to store, in the states at least, it can take a tomato up to 10 days to even get to the store. If you can garden- DO! Even if you only have a small patio, a container garden is not out of reach. You can even grow a garden inside an apartment. But, more on that later. If you don't have a garden and can't can or dry your own tomatoes, you can always find out when they are in season in your area and get from a local farmer, farmer's market or from your local grocery store. Sun-dried tomatoes are very pricey in the store, and I have always wondered why. They are very easy to make. So, when they are in season, load up! Plum aka Roma tomatoes are the best, all around tomato, for this or just about any other recipe. We are going to dry them in the oven, to really concentrate the flavor.