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Volunteers process tomatoes during labor shortage | PHOTOS

John Wagner, of Norwalk, Ct. father of one of the co-owners of Well Crafted Kitchen, takes roasted tomatoes out of the oven to process into pizza sauce.
(Kenneth K. Lam)

Volunteers process tomatoes during labor shortage | PHOTOS

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Volunteers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes at the Well Crafted Kitchen.
(Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteer and customer Ray Scurr of Hampden carries a box of 25 pounds of tomatoes to be processed into pizza sauce at the Well Crafted Kitchen on August 9 2021. Volunteers will process some of the 2,000 pounds of tomatoes.
Volunteer and customer Ray Scurr of Hampden carries a box of 25 pounds of tomatoes to be processed into pizza sauce at the Well Crafted Kitchen on August 9 2021. Volunteers will process some of the 2,000 pounds of tomatoes. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteers and mostly customers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes.
Volunteers and mostly customers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteers Ray Scurr, left, and wife Elizabeth Wilson, of Hampden, wash some of the locally grown tomatoes at the Well Crafted Kitchen.
Volunteers Ray Scurr, left, and wife Elizabeth Wilson, of Hampden, wash some of the locally grown tomatoes at the Well Crafted Kitchen. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Liz Bower, co-owner of the Well Crafted Kitchen, carries a basket of locally grown tomatoes to volunteers who have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes.
Liz Bower, co-owner of the Well Crafted Kitchen, carries a basket of locally grown tomatoes to volunteers who have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteers and mostly customers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes at the Well Crafted Kitchen.
Volunteers and mostly customers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes at the Well Crafted Kitchen. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Cut tomatoes are placed on trays to be roasted and make into pizza sauce.
Cut tomatoes are placed on trays to be roasted and make into pizza sauce. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteers Val Seaberg, left, and Kate Strain cut locally-grown tomatoes in halves to produce pizza sauce.
Volunteers Val Seaberg, left, and Kate Strain cut locally-grown tomatoes in halves to produce pizza sauce. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Tom Wagner, left, co-owner of the Well Crafted Kitchen, combines tomatoes cut by volunteers to be make into pizza sauce.
Tom Wagner, left, co-owner of the Well Crafted Kitchen, combines tomatoes cut by volunteers to be make into pizza sauce. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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John Wagner, of Norwalk, Ct. father of one of the co-owners of Well Crafted Kitchen, takes roasted tomatoes out of the oven to process into pizza sauce.
John Wagner, of Norwalk, Ct. father of one of the co-owners of Well Crafted Kitchen, takes roasted tomatoes out of the oven to process into pizza sauce. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Roasted tomatoes are pureed by a volunteer to be made into pizza sauce.
Roasted tomatoes are pureed by a volunteer to be made into pizza sauce. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteer and customer Mike Axtell and his wife Meredith Lustig have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes.
Volunteer and customer Mike Axtell and his wife Meredith Lustig have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich, left, makes a pizza using sauce she helped make at the Well Crafted Kitchen.
Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich, left, makes a pizza using sauce she helped make at the Well Crafted Kitchen. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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A pizza made with freshly processed sauce cooks in the restaurant's wood fire oven.
A pizza made with freshly processed sauce cooks in the restaurant's wood fire oven. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich cuts the pizza she made using sauce she helped process.
Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich cuts the pizza she made using sauce she helped process. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich eats a slice of a pizza she made using sauce she helped process at the Well Crafted Kitchen on August 9 2021. Volunteers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes.
Volunteer and customer Sarah Emrich eats a slice of a pizza she made using sauce she helped process at the Well Crafted Kitchen on August 9 2021. Volunteers have signed up to process some of the over 2000 pounds of tomatoes. (Kenneth K. Lam)
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