calsundry | Our Process

Our Drying Process

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We use only the freshest, vine-ripened California grown tomatoes.  It will require up to 21 pounds of fresh tomatoes to give us only ONE pound of sun-dried tomatoes. 

At the peak of ripeness and flavor, the tomatoes are delivered to our drying facility.

There, the tomatoes are washed, cut in half, and placed on large drying trays.

 

The drying trays are then distributed throughout our 27 acre drying facility to actually dry in the sun for a period of 7 to 10 days.

When the tomatoes reach just the right moisture level, we gather them up and send them to our packing facility to be used in one of our many delicious sun dried tomato products. 

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