We have been doing this for about 10 years, maybe more. Anyway,Mertz and Jesse came from Worland, Allen and Joyce came from Bothell, and Wayne came from Kenmore.
Before anybody showed up Elaine and I went shopping. We picked the peppers, but bought the tomatoes and onions already picked. We also bought garlic and cilantro.We used red tomatoes, Roma tomatoes,green bell peppers,Christie Sweet and jalapeno peppers.
Everyone participates in the process. Jesse and I peeled the onions and garlic. Everyone took turns peeling and chopping up the tomatoes. Mertz used her food processor to chop up the peppers, garlic, and cilantro.All of the ingredients were combined then cooked to thicken, and then canned. We made about 280 jars.We made several batches without the jalapenos.
Here are some pics of our salsa making party in August of 2009.
Salsa crew at work.
Pot of salsa.
Elaine and Wayne.
Floor cleaning crew.