[Market-farming] walk in cooler

Karen Sutherland & Roots Farm rootsfarm at marpin.dm
Thu Feb 8 10:44:32 EST 2007


Thanks so much again for the helpful info.  Looking into it all and may 
take you up on your kind offer for further info. when I know enough to 
know what I don't know.. 

Right now, weekend market prep madness starting.  Breathing space again 
on Sunday.  We have email list goes out weekly with what's available 
that week.  Customers then either order and pick up their prepackaged 
orders or come pick off the table.  Ordering customers have increased 
dramatically so now we struggle to prepare, pack, bill, record the 35-40 
or so orders that come in weekly.  Will be easier (?) when we have 
proper cooler and can pick and prepare some of the offerings a day or so 
before.  (Right now my home fridge is 1/2 full of seeds.  ayyy.)  Also 
when I can better develop a system to record the info just once to pick, 
pack and bill from.

All best wishes,


*Karen Sutherland **
**Roots Farm**
Organic Produce : Fruits, Roots, Vegetables & Herbs*
Cockrane, Dominica
rootsfarm at marpin.dm <mailto:rootsfarm at marpin.dm>


maury sheets wrote:
> Hi Karen,
> See the post to John Hendrickson I just made and go to that web site 
> to see the inside and outside of the insulated containers.  I had an 
> old freezer door from a restaurant and used that with just a wood stud 
> wall I framed out. Any metal door with an insulated core would work.  
> The rest of the wall does need something like Masonite to cover it 
> because of the moisture problems.  I used a 10 inch Rotron style fan 
> through the wall to cool the front.  Whether it would work with a 
> solar setup would depend on many variables such as: size of 
> compressor, temperature setting, outside temperature, size of the 
> solar unit, etc. You would need a low temperature compressor if you 
> need a freezer as part of it, otherwise a medium temp. compressor 
> works fine and uses less electricity,  but doesn't have the heating 
> coils in the evaporation unit to defrost the unit automatically (which 
> it wouldn't need above 32 degrees F).  Talk to local refrigeration 
> people about a used one coming out of a restaurant or such.
> Anything else I can do to help, just shout, or maybe email.
> Maury
> Woodland Produce- Fairton, New Jersey
> Hydroponically producing sustainable salad greens in the Northeast.
> woodlandproduce at verizon.net <mailto:woodlandproduce at verizon.net>  
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