Aug 4 – Bought a box of tomatoes from my favorite Amish farmer at the Farm Market.  He grows the most amazing bell peppers (of all colors, but the reds are incredible!) and Sugar Baby watermelons.  I don’t bother with store melons once his are ripe.  The store melons pale in comparison.

The box of tomatoes weighed 20lbs.  I canned them and got 10 pints of diced tomatoes.  There were a few that got a bit past ripe (rather squishy) as I let a couple days go between purchase and canning.  Those didn’t go to waste, however, as the chickens like tomatoes.