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Washing, Packing, and Storage at KFF

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A talk I did for Beginning Farmers of New Hampshire. We did a bubble washer and barrel washer workshop for them that day as well. Check out more info http://michael-kilpatrick.com/

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Washing, Packing, and Storage at KFF

  1. 1. Michael KilpatrickMichael Kilpatrick Kilpatrick Family FarmKilpatrick Family Farm Post-HarvestPost-Harvest and Storageand Storage
  2. 2. harvest utensils
  3. 3. bunch line greens line barrel washer vegetable washer tomato area coolers in feed
  4. 4. Hudson Valve
  5. 5. 22
  6. 6. source Uline S-16504
  7. 7. Barrel washer from Grindstone Farm www.grindstonefarm.com
  8. 8. StorageStorage
  9. 9. http://blog.uvm.edu/cwcallah/crop-storage-resources/ Storage Conditions/Temperatures
  10. 10. Root Celler • 40 x 8 x 9 insulated shipping container • Movable, no need for building around it • $15 thousand invested- holding $60 thousand in product. • 3 HP condenser- 2 evaporators
  11. 11. container sources • www.kelconllc.com • www.jobsiteexpress.com • ebay.com • craigslist.com • barrinc.com
  12. 12. Inside the root cellar • note stainless walls • slatted floor • to keep the humidity up(90%), we hose down bags • crops are stacked on pallets to keep them organized
  13. 13. laying out the root cellar beets
  14. 14. possibilities.....
  15. 15. www.winterpanel.comwww.winterpanel.com
  16. 16. Insulating Trucks? • above 15 degrees and under 2 hours doesn't seem to be a problem • roots on bottom of stacks • just insulate very well • www.webasto.com • open flame heaters NOT a good idea-
  17. 17. using natural cooling Thermostat measuring outside air(set for heating) thermostat measuring inside air (set for cooling) Fan (in window bringing in cold air)
  18. 18. Outside Air System Inside air thermostat Outside air thermostat Fan Louver to let air circulate
  19. 19. Root Pits
  20. 20. Jack HedinJack Hedin Featherstone FarmFeatherstone Farm
  21. 21. Jack HedinJack Hedin Featherstone FarmFeatherstone Farm
  22. 22. Richard de WildeRichard de Wilde Harmony ValleyHarmony Valley FarmFarm
  23. 23. Connect with us! @kilpatrickfarm Michael Kilpatrick www.kilpatrickfamilyfarm.com www.michael-kilpatrick.com

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