While growing through at least three seasons is now possible, there is still the need to preserve vegetables grown in spring and summer for eating in winter. At the base of all our thinking is eating properly. Vegetables grown in the areas we live is essential to a balanced microbial environment in our digestive systems. Appropriate microbes in our systems- in the soil and in our stomachs- allows us to extract the proper vitamins and minerals to live healthy, disease-free lives. Therefore, it is necessary to continue to eat locally year-round. In cold climates, there are a lot of methods we are exploring including: canning, freezing, dry-storing, drying, vaccuum-sealing, and combinations of these. These methods also promote independence and resileince when the food trucks stop rolling over the Tappan Zee Bridge due to an ice storm  or Hurricane.