We are excited to introduce Frog Hollow Farm Kitchen Ketchup. Many hands, minds, and hearts have put energy into bringing this product to the shelves. It all started in 2015 when the decision was made to grow tomatoes on a larger scale. Since this was the first year, we decided to wait before bringing them to the Farmer’s Markets to be sure of an adequate supply.
From mid-July through the end of October the veggie farmers worked tirelessly, harvesting vine-ripened, organic tomatoes for the kitchen. By August the yield was over 2,000lbs a week, which meant the Kitchen Staff would spend many hours laboring over this fruitful crop. The tomatoes were washed, prepped then carefully simmered and puréed, creating a flavorful base which was quickly frozen.
A sense of relief and accomplishment came over us as we wrapped up the season, having successfully captured the first large tomato harvest. As we thought about all the different ways to use it, we wanted to come up with a tomato product that was versatile enough to use every day and with a taste that would keep people coming back for more. We landed on making our Farm Kitchen Ketchup.
The Ketchup has a robust tomato flavor from four varieties of tomatoes: Valley Girl, San Marzano, Amish Paste, and Tiren. A bit of heat sneaks through at the end to bring a little complexity to each bite. The spreadable texture and a real tomato flavor pairs perfectly with burgers, veggie sandwiches, fries, Mac N Cheese, eggs, and much more.
Food in this country is often processed as quickly and cheaply as possible with additives such as high fructose corn syrup, but making this ketchup has truly been a labor of love. From selecting the tastiest varieties of tomatoes to hand stirring the simmering pot, we have been striving to create an honest product that is rustic yet refined. We hope that Frog Hollow Farm Kitchen Ketchup finds a special place in your home and in your heart.