[Market-farming] carrot storage through winter? sand question
mdbrabo at att.net
Sun Nov 11 11:01:41 EST 2012
While visiting Harmony valley farms (90-100ac organic veg) in Wisc i saw them usinh a lower power pressure washer to clean up carrots & turnips. They came out sparkling clean.
On Nov 11, 2012, at 8:36 AM, Vern and Amy <vaspencer at sisna.com> wrote:
> All the commercial growers that I know wash their carrots as they come
> out of the field and put them in perforated plastic bags. One put up
> 300 ton/year. He tries to get them to 34 degrees and keep them there.
> I think 40 degrees would do pretty well for a while. Even our friend
> Brandon left the sand idea and went to plastic. He is actually the one
> that turned me on to that method. If dirt/sand stays on the carrots for
> a while, it can stain and cause off flavors.
> I need to go wash mine now that I got them out before they froze in the
> ground or the deer ate them. I don't know if I can get all the dirt out
> of the wrinkles once it dries there.
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