If you live in a cold winter climate, you may think eating local in the winter means a lot of jarred, canned, frozen and dehydrated food.
While preserving food is part of a well stocked winter pantry, you can grow your own fresh food in the winter as well. Here are some of our favorite gardening and preserving techniques and tips for cold winter climates.
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The Winter Harvest Handbook: Year Round Vegetable Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long, 2nd Edition
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens
Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm
Interview with Darrell Frey
Backyard Winter Gardening: Vegetables Fresh and Simple, in Any Climate Without Artificial Heat or Electricity the Way It’s Been Done for 2,000 Ye Inspiration for gourmet locally sourced winter menus from our archives
Chicago locally sourced winter menu
Nebraska winter menu
Food sharing in cold climates