Since I never seem to make enough ketchup for them & to give some as gifts, this year I got smart and grew 9 tomato plants, but apparently Mother Nature had other plans and I've only recieved 1 small tomato(see arrow below in pic). Luckily, I happened upon a fantastic deal. Now normally, I would reccomend buying from a farmer's market or atleast local if you can't grow your own. But... I am also a bargin hunter and found a fantastic deal that I just couldn't pass up and it saved ketchup this year! I came upon, "Made in the US, pesticide free on the vine tomatoes" & at 79 cents a pound... So I purchased 24 pounds costing me only around $20.00
**Please Note: During the canning process(step 7) pic backgrounds vary because I made 2 batches of ketchup, taking pics of what I forgot to take during the first batch. Canning is a fast paced process as you will learn. If you are confused by any pictures, please feel free to ask questions.