Looking for Green Tomatoes: What to do with your green tomatoes - canning, pickling, salsa and more! Easy step-by-step directions! in 2021? Scroll down this page and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above. If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
Whether frost is just around the corner or it is early in the season and tomatoes haven't ripened yet, green tomatoes, that's right: unripe tomatoes, can actually be used to make a wide variety of foods and preserved for later use. There's more to a green tomato recipe than just "fried green tomatoes"!
First, if you want to bring your green tomatoes indoors before a freeze in the Fall, and ripen them, see:
Freezing green tomatoes is easy. They'll be too soggy for use in a salad, BUT you can use them later to make fried green tomatoes:
Here are links to canning/preserving and fresh use recipes for green tomatoes:
The USDA points out: Do not can tomatoes from dead or frost-killed vines. Green tomatoes are more acidic than ripened fruit and can be canned safely in place of ripe tomatoes.
Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book