Why Cold Storage is the #1 Way to Reduce Postharvest Loss

Postharvest loss is a monumental problem worldwide. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that as much as 30% to 40% of all food produced (and 40% to 50% root crops, fruits, and vegetables) is lost due, in part, to a “lack of proper post-harvest storage, processing, or transportation facilities.” Put in monetary terms, the amount …

Crafting Beer with Local Flavors at Four Corners Brewing Co.

Did you know that two-thirds of homebrewers didn’t start dabbling in their craft until after 2005? There are now an estimated 1.2 million homebrewers in the United States, and they produce 2 million barrels of beer every year. That’s a lot of beer! As they perfect their craft, some of the most talented homebrewers go on to open their own …

How a Walk-In Meat Cooler Helps Your Venison Taste Better

If you’re a deer hunter, you know how important it is to get your meat down below the 40°F mark as quickly as possible. You can do that in many ways, depending on the weather and the circumstances — from skinning and hanging the carcass to rinsing it in a river before packing it in ice. However, the Washington Department …

Building a CoolBot Walk-In Cooler [VIDEO]

CoolBot Walk-In Cooler This 16-minute video walks you through the steps for building your very own CoolBot Walk-In Cooler. Our turnkey solution assembles in as little as one hour. One of the best uses for the CoolBot Walk-In Cooler is for storing and cooling game meat. Hunters, read more about how building a homemade meat cooler can not only help …

Nifty Hoops: Helping Midwest Farmers Farm More Seasons and Grow More Food

It’s a pretty simple equation — the longer your growing season, the more food you can grow. And, if you’re a farmer, the more food you grow, the more money you can make. In a place like Michigan, where cold temperatures start to settle in around October and snow can fall into April, any initiative that can extend the growing …