Preserving Food for Winter Storage

Mary Lou Shaw preserves her summer’s harvest by freezing, canning, drying and winter storage in a homemade, basement root cellar.

A homemade basement root cellar
This season's harvest included potatoes, shallots, onions and sweet potatoes. Winter squash would usually be included in this basement root cellar. Ideally, the temperature would be in the upper 30 to lower 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Photo Courtesy Carlisle Press