Most of America’s food storage today depends on refrigeration or freezing, or processed foods that we purchased at a grocery store and then stocked in a pantry. But there was a time when food storage wasn’t quite so easy.
On a fundamental level, old-time off-the-grid food storage involved a series of dedicated spaces or locations to allow temperature and conditions to preserve the food. It also included various preservation processes that further helped with preservation and flavor.
Below are a variety of processes that many of our grandparents, great-grandparents, and their ancestors uses.