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Update on Storage and Preservation

Update on Storage and Preservation
Jim Bruner | Mezzacello Later winter preservation of roots and the end of the onions.

This year I moved the wire mesh preservation shelves from the cellar stairs and into the (messy) cold storage room behind the kitchen. There is far less moisture in the atmosphere in this room. So it is time for an update on storage and preservation of food at Mezzacello.

In the past I have had real problems with rot and mold, so I switched to just root vegetables and onions. This year I learned that I can store wet vegetables like squash and apples; don’t let them touch and allow air to flow around them.

So this summer I will once again produce squashes and apples, as well as lemons and oranges and use this same system for storing them as long as I can. This is definitely a much better way to store food over time.

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