“What would life be without home grown tomatoes.”  Guy Clark said it best, “When I die, don’t you bury me, in a box in the cemetary.  Out the garden would be much better, and I could be pushing up home grown tomatoes.”

Full Excalibur of Dehydrated Tomatoes

Full Excalibur of Dehydrated Tomatoes

Yeah that’s right. I did it.  Loaded up all nine trays of my Excaliber with second tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market.   One full grocery bag of second tomatoes.  I don’t even know how much it weighed but it was heavy and I carried it all the way from the market down to my shop.

The girls at work were like, “Dang!”

And I was like, “Shah!”

Total cost?  $12.

I hope to do it a couple more times before nursing school starts.

Yeah, don’t come crying to me in the middle of winter when there aren’t any fresh tomatoes to be found and you’re paying $8 for 2 ounces of sun dried tomatoes to thicken your marinara sauce.  🙂

Yep, feeling pretty full of myself.  Mighty tomato hunter!  I can stalk a bag of tomatoes in the middle of a crowded Farmer’s Market in the middle of summer, drag it into my kitchen, slaughter it, dehydrate it, and stash it till stocks are low.

Wendy Finn is the mother of 4 boys, owner of I.M. Spa, a Raw Food Enthusiast and educator, a world traveler in pursuit of superior massage education, a Master Massage Therapist of 20 plus years, a gardener, and a nursing student.  She’s passionate about touching people and sharing health.