Local Agriculture

Root cellar resurgence

There are many ways to get back to your roots. Take the root cellar. It is both traditional and trendy, thanks to the locavore movement. “The next logical step after local food is some kind of at-home facility for storing that food, especially if you want to make use of the local harvest at this time of the year,” explains Steve Maxwell, co-author with Jennifer MacKenzie of The Complete Root Cellar Book: Building Plans, Uses and 100 Recipes. “It’s quite fascinating how all of these old ideas are new to a whole new generation,” MacKenzie adds. Toronto Star