As winter markets gain popularity and importance to farmers, having good year-round storage is essential!
UVM Extension with support from the USDA’s Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program will offer five full day workshops on crop storage throughout Vermont this fall. Workshops will focus on long-term storage of crops for sale through the winter and into early spring, but will be relevant to many agricultural and food storage needs.
Vermont’s food systems are experiencing increased localization, value addition, diversification, extension of growing season and increased market demand year-round. Demand for local produce year-round is on the rise as demonstrated in increasing interest in winter farmers markets and winter CSA’s. Growers are now seeing enhanced value in storing and marketing their produce year-round. Crop storage can be costly and the construction and operation of an efficient and well-designed system is essential to a farm’s profitability in winter and early spring markets.
In an effort to address these challenges, these workshops will cover such topics…
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