Drying tomatoes with the sun!

Hello everyone! This is Matt from Home Farm Ideas and in this episode my wife Rochelle attempted and succeeded in dehydrating tomatoes using only the sun. This was both hers and my first time dehydrating tomatoes using the sun:)

It took about two or three days to dehydrate all these tomatoes and one napkin. We noticed that these heirloom Brandywine tomatoes were extra juicy and so they put a lot of tomato juice (when we sliced them up) onto this plate in the video. We also flipped the tomatoes several times over the whole time they were dehydrating. We did not have a big bug issue this time around but who knows what the future will hold;)

We rather enjoyed doing this and I would like to encourage all of you out there to try this method before you go spending lots of money on dehydrators if this works than why not use this instead to dry tomatoes. I am not against dehydrators at all! As a matter of fact, I am sure they will speed up the process and help to stop any bugs from getting at your foods while they dry. Here are some dehydrator's that I've heard are good and cheap.

I have to tell you that it made the best sun dried tomatoes I have ever had!!

God bless you all and thanks for reading and watching:)


  1. Very cool! We are just about to get a whole lot of tomatoes so this is very useful! Can't wait to try it!!

    1. My wife is a smarty:) I really like them this way because they are raw! You from Oz?