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Wouldn't it be great if you could buy local produce year round when you live in colder climates?
EcoWatch has featured all sorts of innovative solutions for year-round sustainable agriculture. Some of these include two young entrepreneurs who are turning old shipping containers into high-tech indoor farms, and another entrepreneur who produced a step-by-step guide on how to build a passive solar greenhouse that utilizes renewable energy and is built from natural and recycled materials.
In colder climates, greenhouses and hoop houses, which extend the growing season, are crucial to providing a year-round supply of local food.
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Non-perishable foods, such as canned goods and dried fruit, have a long shelf life and don't require refrigeration to keep them from spoiling. Instead, they can be stored at room temperature, such as in a pantry or cabinet.