Our freezer is on the back deck, has been since a remodel a few years ago. What's great is that it uses so little electricity all winter, if any and not very much in the milder weather. I'm in Zone 6A. There until shed is cleaned out.
I'm also new and do not have acres of land but I grow vertically as well as on the ground in a very small area. This coming season I want to try Hugelkultur. Seems reasonable to me. I have been reading and moving along the web reading as much as I can and belong to NOFA so I can support organic farmers. I also belong to CSA's within my state.