At Luna Bleu Farm we are building several insulated rooms in the middle of our barn to better store the crops for our winter CSA and winter farmers’ markets.
Since we store a wide diversity of crops, we need different rooms that can provide optimal temperature and humidity for different vegetables . . .
- carrots like it cold and humid, onions like it cold and dry
- winter squash likes it warm and dry
- sweet potatoes need a warm but humid environment . . . and
- potatoes are best somewhere in between . . .
In February, Butch Howe, Tim, and Lucas got everything framed up and ready for spray foam installers. Brrrr . . . it was pretty cold work. On one slightly warmer day, the foam spray guys came and did their work.
Since then we’ve been finishing the walls, painting, running in the electricity . . . and on other fronts, planting the seeds, growing the crops, harvesting, storing, and getting ready to eat lots of good local food next winter. Full circle!