Behind every delicious recipe is a good base. This tomato paste is loaded with flavor from the vine ripened tomatoes and the fresh picked peppers, onions, garlic and carrots! Knowing the freshness of the ingredients used in your canned goods is an added benefit of home canning.
If you are looking for larger quantities of tomatoes to make this recipe, check out your local Farmer’s Market, a local CSA or a local food co-op. You can also check with Azure (an on-line company) to see what they have available. Spread the word to family and friends. Many times local gardeners have more tomatoes than they can use and are willing to share their abundant harvest.
This tomato paste recipe works great in our salsa recipes and our homemade ketchup recipe found in our book, Eating Pure in a Processed Foods World®.