Fortunately for us, prior owners of our 1901 farmhouse added a basement root cellar. The room is closed in on the northwest side of our house and stays quite cool when the door is closed.
We have all our canning jars stored in there now (cats are no longer allowed as they are jar breakers...bad kitties!) and our produce from the 2010 gardening season.
We still have quite a bit of winter squash and 12 or so quarts of homemade applesauce from our apple picking adventure this fall.
How nice are filled canning jars to look at? We love it and plan for many more next summer!
It is getting to that time of year: seed catalogs are arriving! Are you all planning yet?