2. Stock up on storage crops.
Attend our annual Fill Your Pantry event in November where you can purchase storage crops in bulk from local farms. Our 2020 event will be modified to allow for social distancing and low-contact purchasing. Shop early online. (Link will be posted here in October.)
Done right, you can be snacking on yummy local carrots, potatoes, and squash all the way until spring. The table below can be summed up by these rules of thumb: keep fruits and veggies apart; dry-skinned things like garlic prefer dry (low humidity) cool, dark, ventilated spaces (e.g., attic, garage, basement). Colder, damper porches and sheds are good for fruits and vegetables.
Good long-term storage containers include: lightweight plastic tubs (with holes on side for ventilation), slated crates, waxed produce boxes, galvanized garbage cans.
Check out our storage primer for more tips.