Cold Storage Ideas in the Upper Midwest

When it comes to cold storage in the Upper Midwest, a number of different types of businesses and services need refrigerated storage access. Since summer and early fall tend to be popular seasons for wedding celebrations, we’re going to focus on one specific product that relies on cold storage —flowers!

Let’s take a moment to consider why flowers need cold storage, and answer a few common questions about the process of storing flowers:

Why do flowers need to be stored in a cool, refrigerated environment?

Flowers need cold storage in order to keep flower petals and leaves looking fresh! No one wants to order a beautiful bouquet, and then receive something that looks a little worse for wear. With cold storage, flower petals will continue looking and feeling fresh for days to come!

Are there any restrictions on how flowers should be stored in the refrigerator?

The primary consideration in storing flowers is air flow, so make sure that your flowers aren’t stored too close together because otherwise, the flowers might not remain the same temperature. Humidity is also an important consideration because if there is too much moisture in your storage area, fungus or bacteria could become a problem.

Which types of flowers last longest and/or work best in cold storage facilities?

There are a lot of different types of flowers that can be cut and stored cold, and last for quite some time! Some of the most popular include lilies, sunflowers, and tulips. Peonies and sweet peas also last a long time and are a beautiful addition to any bouquet!

So, if you’re ready to invest in cold storage for your flowers this season in the Upper Midwest region, give the team at Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company (MFWC) a call today. We’re here to answer all of your questions, and help with all types of cold storage—in addition to flower arrangements!


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