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Root Cellars: Keeping Food Cool For Free

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 15:06
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A root cellar was an essential part of every home in the days before fresh produce was available in supermarkets year-round.

Nestled in the earth, a root cellar maintained a temperature just above
freezing and provided practical food storage for root crops, apples,
meats and cabbages throughout a long winter.

More people are rediscovering the wisdom of constructing a place to
store unprocessed, homegrown edibles. Even though building a root cellar
requires a fair investment in labor and materials, the finished shelter
uses absolutely no operating energy and demands no maintenance or

This is a great way to retain as much as possible of the local crops when they are in season.

You can transform a corner of your basement into a root cellar, or dig a hole outside. 

There are many considerations and guidelines to explore outside of this
brief introduction, so enjoy learning more!  This is a great time to
plan for the fall and all it’s bounty.

–Bibi Farber


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