‘Utility Tomatoes’ — AKA Tomatoes for Sauce — $18 for 25 Pounds at Doc Davies in Congers

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I rode my bike up to Doc Davies farm stand in Congers today for a few ears of corn and some apples. But I had to call my husband to come with the car to take home the best find: 25 pounds of “utility” tomatoes for just $18.

They say there are only two or three days left for tomatoes over at Davies, so they’re selling them before they turn. (That’s why I’m blogging on a Saturday night… I wanted you all to know before they’re gone!)

This is my biggest stockpot — 16 quarts, I think — and they just barely fit inside.

I’m not planning on skinning or seeding them — I’ll just let them cook down, maybe overnight, but at least til bedtime. Then tomorrow I’ll run them through the food mill, put them in quart bags and freeze them. Voila — tomato sauce for winter!

Dr. Davies Farm Stand is on Route 9W in Congers, just north of the northernmost entrance to Rockland Lake at Lake Road. Here’s the Web site: drdaviesfarm.com

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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  1. HI Liz …
    ‘Always enjoy reading & ‘count on you to keep me up to date with the food happenings in our area!
    You mentioned putting your tomatoes through a food mill. I’m looking to purchase one & ‘was curious what kind you use?
    THANKS and HAPPY FALL!

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