How to Grow Your Own Food in Cold Winter Climates

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.

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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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Inspiration for gourmet locally sourced winter menus from our archives

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