Well-Preserved: 7 Perfect Root Cellars for Storing Your Fall Harvest

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Whether you grow your own or like to stock up at the farmers market, fall is all about preserving (and enjoying) nature's bounty: apples in a freshly baked pie or potatoes and carrots in a blissfully warm stew.

'Tis the season for eating, cooking, and baking, but you need a place to store and preserve your garden's bounty. We've found the right spots: seven homes with airtight, temperature-controlled root cellars.

Address: 19948 W 1000 S Talmage, UT

Price: $99,500

What's in store: To keep your apples crisp all season long, you'll need a light-proof root cellar and this one certainly fits the bill. The root cellar on this 10-acre estate was built right into the rock.

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Address: 328 Dove Rd Bonners Ferry, ID

Price: $175,000

What's in store: Lock up those spuds and throw away the key. The root cellar on this property looks like a jailhouse straight from the Wild West, complete with rustic log walls and iron-hinged door.

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Address: Old Highway 2 Lot 1 Troy, MT

Price: $185,000

What's in store: Want to go off the grid with your own plot of Montana land? You'll go wild for this piece of property in the wilderness. The land comes with a stocked pond and a cedar-lined root cellar perfect for storing your smoked catch.

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Address: 8083 Falls Rd Trumansburg, NY

Price: $194,900

What's in store: This picturesque farm has plenty of space for starting your own garden, a basement root cellar to store your homegrown harvest, and a wood stove to keep things cozy while you do your holiday baking.

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Address: 151 Jones Saint John, WA

Price: $374,900

What's in store: Positioned squarely off the porch of a historic Craftsman, this root cellar is the perfect spot to keep your beer cool for any backyard bonfires this fall.

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Address: 3198 Mountain Rd Saylorsburg, PA

Price: $399,000

What's in store: With an acre of fruit trees and a massive greenhouse, this house has the perfect setup for a buyer with a green thumb. Bonus: The built-in root cellar will preserve your bounty all winter long.

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Address: 16527 Robertson Rd Truckee, CA

Price: $799,000

What's in store: This 7.5-acre estate just might be the ideal fall retreat. It features a mature garden and a root cellar, and there's a wide cedar porch for you to take in the gorgeous forest views as well as a slice of tasty apple pie!