Supporting Our Region's Producers

Virtual Field Day: Winter Crop Storage 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Wild Flight Organic Farm grows a range of winter storage crops including carrots, cabbage, onions, potatoes and squash that are sold through the winter at farmers' markets and wholesale channels. Building on the success of KBFA's last virtual field day with Wild Flight Farm on the cultivation of field crops, this field day provides a virtual tour of winter storage and packing areas and address questions of humidity, air circulation and temperature for specific vegetables.

Field Day Recording HERE



Wild Flight Farm's winter storage rooms viewed on the virtual tour (in the order that they appear on the tour): 

  1. Winter squash storage: 7-10°C cooled with outdoor air inflow with constant air movement inside to keep it dry

  2. Vegetable root storage: 0°C, active refrigeration

  3. Apple/pear storage: 0°C, active refrigeration, kept separate from vegetables b/c they give off ethylene gas

  4. Potato storage: 5°C, cooled with outdoor air inflow on a thermostat

  5. Onion/garlic storage: 0-15°C. with constant air movement to keep produce as dry as possible

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