I am now the proud owner of a brand new chest freezer. Tuesday Matt and I finally purchased one. We have been talking about doing it for a few years, but when chickens literally started falling out of our regular freezer, it became obvious it was time.
We purchased a Kenmore 5.0 cu. ft chest freezer from Sears, and it is now happily freezing away in our garage. Our plan is to put the backlog of chickens we have from our CSA, along with any vegetables we can’t eat, in the chest freezer for longer term storage. We are also hoping to split a side of beef from a local farmer with some friends.
We are very excited about the possiblity of being able to get local meat and vegetables and have access to it in the winter and not just the summer when things are “in season”.