Sunday, 1 March 2015

Passata Day 2015

What a fantastic day we had at the garden yesterday!

Some people think that a community garden is about "the garden", but yesterday we showed what "community" can do with around 120kg of tomatoes turned into 200 bottles / jars of passata and chutney. We had a mix of garden members and non members, locals and non locals, and even a couple of visitors for morning tea.

There were a couple of hick ups, but solutions were quickly found and we went home exhausted but happy. If you are keen to come along next year, pencil it into your diary. We are sure to have another Passata Day next year.

Take a look at how the day went:

Beautiful produce from Greenwood & Grogan, Arnolds and our back yards.
Washing & sterilizing the bottles and jars

Lots of chopping and not one bandaid required!

The chutney smelled sensational cooking away on the BBQ

The passata machine made short work of the tomatoes - brilliant!
The bottling line in full swing

Using old and new preserving methods.

A fantastic day at the garden with great company, perfect weather and yummy food - perfect!

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