In the Root Cellar

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and

Visit to the Root Cellar

Posted on January 17, 2016

The best way for me to “visit” our winter vegetable supply is to pop up a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down a ladder into the root cellar. When our addition is

Guide to Storing Garden Vegetables

Posted on October 14, 2015

by Eric Sideman, PhD – MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Cheryl Wixson, P.E. – MOFGA’s Agricultural Engineer Apples Use caution when storing apples with other vegetables as they give off ethylene gas that causes other vegetables

Licensing the Home Food Processor Kitchen

Posted on October 13, 2015

Are you interested in increasing your revenue stream by adding value to the products that you grow by manufacturing jams and jellies, or by selling additional products such as breads at farmers’ markets? Do you

Root cellar leftovers

Winter Root Cellar in April

Posted on April 04, 2014

A recent “shopping” expedition to my root cellar highlighted the joys of our long and cold winter.

Cheryl heads to root cellar

Root of the Matter

Posted on January 09, 2014

This is the season of the roots; root vegetables, that is. To access our winter produce, I pop open a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down the 4-foot ladder into the corner

Rotten red cabbage

Cleaning Up the Roots & Slaw Recipe

Posted on April 03, 2012

Now that spring has declared itself, there are hundreds of chores to do to continue keep our table set with good food.  One task is cleaning up the roots. Roots need to be kept at

Root cellar inspection...

Root Cellar French Onion Soup

Posted on January 15, 2012

Due to a variety of circumstances, it has been a month since I’ve checked our roots.  Hundreds of pounds of carrots, turnips, cabbages, rutabegas, daikon, onions, celeraic, parsnips, apples and pears have been “sleeping” in

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