One of the most popular in the Johnno’s Homemade range is the good old tomato sauce. No time to make your own sauce, but want it to taste like sauce did when you were growing up? Or, if you, your parents or your grandparents make tomato sauce and you run out before the next seasons tomatoes are ripe, then Johnno’s Homemade Tomato Sauce will get you through. Especially as the recipe won’t be too dissimilar to any handed down through your family.
Available in 500mL and 330mL bottles
Johnno’s started off in 1991, with some excess fruit being made into half a dozen bottles of jam by Phyllis Johnstone, which her son, Scott, took off to market. It was all sold and more jam was made with sauces and chutneys added as time went by. They sold Johnno’s in 2009, but when the present owners, Andy and Glen, bought it in 2014, they reconnected with Phyllis. You could say they were trained up by her, going over original recipes and procedures, with the goal being to maintain that homemade feel.
Johnno’s Homemade is popular and well known, so it might come as a surprise to some that Andy and Glen run the whole show, with just a very rare appearance by their wives in peak times of production. They are committed to sourcing 100% Tasmanian fruit for their jam, with the majority coming from Westerway Berry Farm. They make an exception for their Orange and Lemon Marmalade for obvious reasons. Tasmanian tomatoes are sourced where possible, with the freezer being filled with them, to use when the growing season is over.