..... a dehydrator. A REAL one! No more of the silly Ronco Food Dehydrator for this farm! No sirree Bob.
This baby is stainless steel. No plastic in it at all. That means no nasty BPA around the food. It has 10 shelves. This thing is HUGE.
The first thing that I dehydrated - I know, big surprise - was tomatoes. Because the tomatoes are tall, I only used six shelves and placed the shelves in every other slot.
I cut the tomatoes in half (or quarters, or cut the quarters in half) and put them skin side down. Then I sprinkled a little sea salt on them.
Twenty four hours later, they look like this!