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Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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CO-OWNER BARNEY HODGES, left, and employee Michael Brinkman stand among a vast collection of apple crates that fill a portion of Vermont Refrigerated Storage, a huge warehouse on Route 22A in Shoreham. The facility stores fruit and other perishables in climate-controlled rooms for long-term storage. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

SHOREHAM — It takes a whole lot of chemistry to be able to eat an apple in July. Vermont Refrigerated Storage, or VRS, on Route 22A in Shoreham has keeping apples fresh for extended periods down to a science. 

With a series of temperature-controlled rooms, each with specific levels of oxygen and nitrogen, co-owner Barney Hodges is able to ensure that clients like Champlain Orchards can keep their fruit fresh throughout the winter and spring, and into the summer months.

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