Store food underground
The whole notion of building downwards was completely lost on me at first. I had concentrated on figuring out how to build taller structures and didn’t appreciate the need to dig down. This was until I got to my first summer when the temperature went sky high, all of my food went off, my villagers starved and rebelled ending my reign without even a single year passing by.
Lesson learned I started messing about with digging basements where the temperature is lower. With these established, a decent floor in place and food shelves built I no longer have an issue with food going off regardless of the weather.
When building food storage aim to have it below your kitchen to avoid unnecessary travelling for your villagers as they get food and ingredients.