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Eating in Winter – Growing Our Food and Seasonal Eating from the Root Cellar – Image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AB9MNmDrJc
Storing food in the root cellar may sound old fashioned in an age where modern supermarkets and refrigeration make food readily available, but it has its fair share of perqs. A root cellar is basically an underground structure or any sheltered location in your property that stays above freezing through winter.
Root cellars are characterized by steady humidity and temperature to keep storage crops in great condition long after harvesting. They provide food security to feed the family with farm-fresh food, they use significantly less energy (electricity, transportation, preservation etc.), reduce food wastage, and helps cut down on costs. Seasonal eating from the root cellar during winter months is great for several reasons.
• It creates a reliable food source when harsh winter months render the land unusable for cultivation.
• It’s a lot more affordable to eat foods that are locally abundant rather than paying a premium on transportation costs.
• It supports the local farming community.
• You’re assured that the food is free of preservative or other nasty additives.
• It’s more nutritious and infinitely tastier.
Interested in eating more seasonally next winter from the root cellar? The Elliott Homestead on YouTube gives us a sneak peek into their root cellar for inspiration. Some of the produce stored for winter eating include garlic/onions, potatoes, pumpkins, root crops (carrots, beets, radish, turnips etc.), pome fruits, cabbages, and citrus fruits, to name a few.
NB: Storing food for winter is a methodical process. You need to understand how to store different foods, how to sort for quality, and the best storage containers. Some vegetables also don’t make good neighbors in storage – e.g., onions and potatoes.
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Eating in Winter – Growing Our Food and Seasonal Eating from the Root Cellar – Images: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AB9MNmDrJc
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What REALLY Happens When You Bury a Shipping Container? (Hint: It's A Bit Crazy...)
Shipping containers are all the rage - but if you are thinking about buying one, you MUST watch this video first:
There's a general belief that if you bury a shipping container you can create an awesome root cellar / storm shelter / survival bunker.
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