Low-Cost Vegetable Storage for the Winter Market
Blackwell Roots, Cabot, VT
Monday, October 25, 2010 from 3 - 5pm

Lee Blackwell and Ruth Richards of Blackwell Roots Farm market organic winter storage crops, frozen fruit, kimchi, and sauerkraut to wholesale outlets, on-farm, and at the Montpelier Winter Market. They will describe their systems for growing and storing winter crops such as carrots, potatoes, onions, etc. They will cover in detail how to set up a Coolbot system, explore other low-energy walk-in cooler options and ideas, and share storage tips. There will be a tour of several different designs of storage rooms and a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses, and review what would be done differently now. We’ll also discuss winter market growth potential.

Free for VOF farmers and VV&BGA members, $10 for NOFA-VT members, $15 non-members. Pre-registration required please call NOFA-VT at 802-434-4122. (limit 25)

Directions to 1243 Walbridge Rd, Cabot: From Cabot Village, go 1.9 miles north on South Walden Rd. Turn right on Walbridge rd., and go 1+ mile to the end of the road.

Questions?  Vern Grubinger 802-257-7967 x303 or Wendy Sue Harper 802-434-4122 x21

Sponsored by: University of Vermont Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, Vermont Organic Farmers / NOFA-VT, and the Risk Management Agency, which provides sound risk management solutions for farmers, see: www.rma.usda.gov

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