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Produce processing and storage

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for affordable ways to process and store vegetables at keep-safe temperatures and to prevent wilting. I've seen some good hacks for refrigerated trucks and I of course know about the coolbot. Wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of any other good hacks out there for these uses? Thanks.


anniehehner's picture

Hi there. I built a 10x10 strawbale cooler for under $2000 (including a metal roof and used coolbot), and have been using it for a year and half now, and it works great. A 10x10 pre-fab cooler is at least $5000, so strawbale is a really economical, efficient and fun way to go. I just put together a poster describing it for the Farm Hack event in Davis yesterday and will be posting it up on this site as soon as I figure how.

nigel's picture

Hi Annie - I'd love to see that poster! I am planning a similar project.