Winter Storage


Last weekend, we gave a second workshop on lactofermentation in Cocagne, NB. The first one happened a month earlier. Cocagne is awesome. There are 3 cool groups based out of Cocagne that hosted/organized the workshops: the Cocagne Sustainable Development Group, Slow Food Cocagne Acadie, and Transition Cocagne. And, we were amazed by the interest. The first workshop sold out within a few days and had a pretty long waiting list…which is why the second one was quickly organized. Bryan and I have been into lactofermentation for years and it’s become a significant part of the food we preserve to sustain […]

Fermenting Goodness


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So, now is the time to start hoarding (storing) food for the winter. Many people aren’t exactly sure how to do this (since it is a skill that grocery stores have not required us to continue). But we think it’ still an important skill to practice, so for those of you who are willing and interested, here are some tips for storing produce in a typical home. Identify the areas of your house that do not freeze and may be suitable for storing vegetables. The following can be helpful: Description of Area Temperature What to Store there Refrigerator 4C (40F) […]

Storing your Veggies for Winter


This is the time of year when we are just starting to harvest vegetables we’ve grown to store and sell during the winter months. It’s a nice time of year. We’ve also been spending time preserving (mostly by freezing or lacto-fermenting….lots of kimchi!), planting greens to harvest in the winter, hanging herbs to dry, saving seeds, wondering when we’ll get our first frost….. In a few weeks, Xander will be leaving the farm to head out to Australia! He has been so integral to the farm since we moved here last November. I don’t know what we would have done […]

Storage Season