Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hanover Tomatoes and Friends


People in Hanover County and places nearby claim that Hanover County tomatoes are the BEST in the country. Apparently it is the soil. They may be but I remember years ago (18 or so) I grew tomatoes on our farm in Kansas and I thought they were wonderful. I really can't say if Hanover tomatoes are better than Kansas tomatoes but I certainly can say with confidence that I had the best time canning tomatoes tonight. I was invited to be participate in a family tradition of canning tomatoes at my friend Christy's home. Christy's sister, mom, grandmother, aunt and husband were all involved. Christy's 3 year old daughter even cut a couple of tomatoes. (With a safe knife, of course.) They have been doing this for many years and have a great system and I was able to fit in quite nicely. Living so far away from my sister and mom, I don't have the opportunity for this sort of family tradition. It was a blessing to be "a part" of this family's tradition. We peeled, cut up and cooked enough tomatoes for about 40 quarts. I know we will enjoy these tomatoes not because they are Hanover but because they are fruit of great love and friendship.

2 comments:

Our Home said...

I had fun too! I'm so glad you were able to come. It was great getting to spend time with you even if you did squirt me with tomato juice! lol

Blessings,

Jamie

One of the Wassenbergs said...

Mommy, Hannah, Alexis and I just made some salsa a few days ago! It tasted like the stores!

Glad to hear you had a good time!

Willingly Jesus',
Kimber