Root Cellar

One of the main concerns for a farm family was a winter food supply. A large garden was only useful if the food could be preserved, stored, and used throughout the winter. The root cellar was vital to food storage. Root vegetables, such as potatoes, carrots, and turnips as well as canned and bottled goods would be stored in the cellar. You can also find canned fruits and vegetables in this root cellar that were canned here on the 1917 farm. Because they are underground, cellars kept the food at a stable temperature of about 60 degrees Fahrenheit year round. This root cellar was built here, but modeled after one in Hyde Park, UT.