Seldom-Come-By - Root Cellars

Root cellars were once used across Newfoundland to store vegetables like carrots and potatoes, throughout fall and winter. These structures were built by digging a hole in the earth and laying sod overtop, leaving a small door for access. While these strucutres are not used in modern times, they can still be found in the hills around communities like Seldom-Come-By.

Root cellar in the foreground with the harbour mouth in the distance, Seldom-Come-By


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Intangible Cultural Heritage

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St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

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