Check with Lee Blackwell at Blackwell Roots Farm in Cabot.


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He will know.




David Murphy


49 Haggett Road

Montpelier, VT 05602


"In some way our deepest self is the self of all men (sic - people)-

Their pain is our pain, their need is our need; there can be no joy for us

until there is joy for them."  -  Frederick Buechner





From: Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of arethusa collective
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 2:21 PM
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Subject: Celeriac storage issues


Hi fellow farmers,
I was wondering if anyone has information to share (personal experience or other) on  winter storage techniques of celeriac. What we have done is washed and bagged (plastic with vents) 25#s of celeriac in November and stored in a cooler that seems to run at about 38 F.

We are now getting "slime" on some/many of the roots. I am wondering if there are better ways to prevent this slime as we are at risk of loosing a lot of the crop much earlier in the winter storage season than I like to see and customers are starting to complain.
Thanks for any info you can tell us.

Arethusa Collective Farm
Thomas Case, F. Benner Dana
PO Box 8082
Burlington, Vermont 05402