Elliston, on Trinity Bay in Newfoundland, Canada, was officially declared “Root Cellar Capitol of the World” in 2000.
The town boasts 135 documented root cellars (of which two are pictured above), some of which are nearly two centuries old.
The website is chock full of things root cellar-related: there are links to Frequently Asked Questions, Cellar Folklore, The Root Cellar Report, Root Cellar Construction, and a virtual Root Cellar Tour.
What’s keeping you?
Get on with it.
My interest in the subject was occasioned by Barbara Damrosch’s informative January 20 article in the Washington Post.
In it, she noted that the best introduction to the subject, including building your own root cellar, continues to be Mike and Nancy Bubel’s 1979 book, “Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables.”