If your environmental surroundings make constructing a root cellar on the Homestead impossible, consider these storage options to make your harvest last through winter.
Long before refrigerators were in every kitchen, most Homesteads included some sort of root cellar that was designed to preserve nature’s bounty. Root cellars today can take many forms, from very basic to more complicated. But all of them provide a cool, ventilated, humid and dark space to store fresh food. Foods that do well in a root cellar environment include apples, pears, oranges, potatoes, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, winter squash and nuts.
Root cellars are a necessity for Homestead year-round seasonal eating, but a classic below-ground root cellar might not be feasible if you live in areas like the Pacific Northwest or southeastern states.
You might also be looking for an alternative if you aren’t able to construct a full-fledged root cellar.
On page 2 discover 13 root cellar food storage alternative ideas.