The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Smoking and Preserving the Harvest

The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar: Canning, Freezing, Drying, Smoking and Preserving the Harvest

by Jennifer Megyesi
     
 

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Imagine the crunch of a freshly-picked apple-one that you picked in the fall but you're able to enjoy months later. Think about running down to your root cellar to grab a few potatoes instead of trekking to the grocery store. Savor the idea of sun-ripened tomatoes gracing your pasta, and while outside, the field which hosts your local farmers' market is covered in

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Imagine the crunch of a freshly-picked apple-one that you picked in the fall but you're able to enjoy months later. Think about running down to your root cellar to grab a few potatoes instead of trekking to the grocery store. Savor the idea of sun-ripened tomatoes gracing your pasta, and while outside, the field which hosts your local farmers' market is covered in snow. The Joy of Keeping a Root Cellar makes all this, and much more, possible-whether or not there's an actual root cellar in your life.

The combination of naturally cool air and humidity that tends to exist underground makes the root cellar an ideal place to store fruits and vegetables. But you can preserve the harvest in any number of places, from a closet to a spare bathroom to an old-fashioned pantry. And root cellaring is just one of many ways to "put up" food. Try canning, freezing, and drying fruits, vegetables, and more, as shown in this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602399754
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Megyesi and her husband own and run the Fat Rooster Farm in Vermont. She holds a master's degree in wildlife biology and has worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Her farm is currently breeding Cuckoo Marans chickens, famed for laying chocolate-colored eggs. She lives on the farm with her husband and son in Royalton, Vermont.

Geoff Hansen is a photographer and editor at the Valley News in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He has published in Newsweek, USA Today, and The New York Times. He lives in Tunbridge, Vermont, with his wife, daughter, and two beagles.

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