Quick Bites: Storing Food

12 Nov

Last winter Erica and I tried to turn our garage into a root cellar. When things began to freeze we tried putting them in the basement – but it was too warm. We tried putting our vegetables in coolers, wrapping the coolers in blankets, and hiding them in odd corners of our stairways. There are obviously some key characteristics to starting a root cellar – and we clearly were missing the majority of them.

In this blog, and on our somewhat less public dry erase board on our fridge, we have also been trying to keep track of what we have used and what we have let go to waste. It has been a humbling experience, and after three years of having a farm share we are still not professionals at storing our food. Here are some links that will help those of you who face some of the same things we do:

The Ultimate Guide to Freezing Food
– By Scott Bird

Storing Frozen Foods

Handy Software: Best When Used By

How to Store Your Food So It Lasts Longer

(I found all these links through lifehacker.com – be sure to check them out)


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