Goodness, goodness, it happens every year: As things seem to be humming along, after summertime rolls through with its warm gusts, green gussy, and sunny sashay, and we’ve come to taking it for granted, the leaves start dropping. Autumn is upon us, and within mere weeks, it’ll be full-on sweater weather, tempting us all to get out the coats, gather round the radiator, and pass around stories about the good old days, when our gardens were vibrant and full of food. Just dripping with produce, someone will probably recall.Okay, perhaps that is a bit fantastical, a smidge hopeful on the grow-your-own-food front, but it doesn’t fail to grasp the reality that, with winter, for those of us above the frost line, comes a time of productive dormancy. Vegetable harvests just won’t come like they used to, and so, as we seek to buy locally, reduce our food miles and eat real food, we should revisit the days of the past when people shrewdly stocked up for the winter, making the most of their harvest. Primarily, focusing on root vegetables.