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Green Tomato Recipes

We received many emails and calls from people who had their tomato plants freeze over the weekend.  Many of you removed the tomatoes before the freeze.  If your tomatoes did freeze, they can be cooked and eaten but not re-frozen. If you got them before the freeze, they can be on the counter in the sun or my great-grandmother wrapped them in newspaper to have them ripen. They will not taste like the summer tomato, but will be tastier than buying them from the grocery store. Many think about fried green tomatoes as a recipe, but there are many salsas, chutneys, pies and other dishes that you can make with them.  Here are a few.

Green Tomato Chutney
From Simply Recipes
This is a great blog to follow and I have cooked several of her recipes.  This one is a good way to make a large batch of chutney and share with friends.
Click here for recipe

Pickled Green Tomatoes
From Food in Jars Cookbook
This is a great blog to teach people how to can and preserve food.  Good recipes for jams, salsas and these pickled tomatoes. The cookbook came out earlier this year.
Click here for recipe

Fried Green Tomatoes with Vinegar Sauce
From Bon Appetit
Here is one of the classic recipes updated with a great sauce.
Click here for recipe

Green Tomato Cake
From Beneficial Farms CSA
Here is a recipe that I have made many times and is sweet with the bitterness of green tomatoes.  I picked my tomatoes about a month ago for our first freeze and they have all turned to a ripe red color.
Click here for the recipe

Potluck January 31st

The Santa Fe Complex and Home Grown New Mexico continue the Community Homesteading Potluck Gatherings at the Santa Fe Complex.

Next event is Tuesday, January 31st at 6:30pm
NEW LOCATION: The Santa Fe Complex moved to 1807 Second Street, Suite 107. Turn in at Backroad Pizza and it is in the middle section of buildings.

  • Speaker: Want local vegetables & fruit in the winter? Meet the CSA Manager Dena Aquilina from Beneficial Farms CSA and ask questions about the food, gardening support and recipe blog. Join Beneficial Farms CSA and have a weekly pickup at convenient locations in Santa Fe and ABQ.
  • Discussion: Are you ready to plan your garden? Doug Conwell will lead a discussion about the planning process for your spring garden and questions about your winter gardens. We will have some seed catalogs to review during the potluck. Look for our early seed exchange at the February 28 potluck.

The goal of our potlucks is to bring individuals together and organically create an environment of education between the different levels of experience. Come if you are a novice, an expert, or anything in between in the topics of gardening, beekeeping, backyard chicken coops and urban farming.

Bring a dish to share with the group. We want this to be a zero waste event so please bring a plate, silverware and a cup.  You could even bring your dish or drink in a reusable container.

Home Grown New Mexico hopes to continue to communicate these events and add more speakers and activities to our calendar. To facilitate this there is a suggested donation of $5 or more. The Santa Fe Complex moved to 1807 Second Street, Suite 107. Turn in at Backroad Pizza and it is in the middle section of buildings and visit http://sfcomplex.org/ for more detailed directions. For more information on the potlucks, email homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com or call 473-1403.

Seed Exchange on April 26

Community Homesteading Potluck Gatherings
The Fourth Tuesday of Every Month and the Santa Fe Complex
Grow, Raise, Cook, Preserve
Teach, Learn, Mentor, Share

The Santa Fe Complex and Home Grown New Mexico continue the Community Homesteading Potluck Gatherings at the Santa Fe Complex. They take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

Next event is Tuesday,
April 26th at 7pm

  • We will have a Seed Exchange Table so bring  any seeds to share with others, envelopes or small baggies and a marking pen.
  • The Santa Fe Time Bank will discuss using their system as a way to share skills.
  • The Food Depot will talk about their program to grow an extra row of vegetables for donation.  We will accept donations of produce for the Food Depot at our potlucks.
  • Beneficial Farms CSA will discuss  their short-term shares, so that gardeners can enjoy local fruits and vegetables in May and June before their plants begin producing.  The CSA is year round!  Gardeners can join again in October for a winter share.

The goal of our potlucks is to bring individuals together and organically create an environment of education between the different levels of experience. Come if you are a novice, an expert, or anything in between in the topics of gardening, beekeeping, backyard chicken coops and urban farming.

Bring a dish to share with the group. We want this to be a zero waste event so please bring a plate, silverware and a cup.  You could even bring your dish or drink in a reusable container.

Bring food donations for the Food Depot.  They will accept locally grown produce, canned goods or dry packaged food.  We will be delivering these donations to the Food Depot at all future potluck events.

Home Grown New Mexico hopes to continue to communicate these events and add more speakers and activities to our calendar. To facilitate this there is a suggested donation of $5 or more. The Santa Fe Complex is located at 632 Agua Fria Street with parking off Romero Street before the Ark Bookstore and visit http://sfcomplex.org/ for more detailed directions. For more information on the potlucks, email homegrownnewmexico@gmail.com or call 473-1403.