Turnips

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A beautiful yet humble root.

Easy to prepare, and simply magic to taste!


We love growing this Japanese variety of turnips called Hakurei here at the farm! They are smaller than usual turnips and with a sweeter and nuttier flavor to taste. Tyler our CSA manager says these turnips taste like “peppery apples” when eaten raw! With all the rain we’ve been getting on the farm, it’s easy to spot their squeaky white tops peeking up out of the soil.

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If you are not usually a fan of turnips, I encourage you to give these little ones a try. What makes Hakurei turnips so special? Their smaller size and sweeter flavor makes them a versatile root when added raw into salads or sautéed in a stir-fry. They’re loaded with antioxidants and are a great source of fiber and healthy immune-boosting vitamins. Lastly, as a low-calorie vegetable you can enjoy them all winter long!

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**Storage tip: Turnips are great for long term storage. Simply tear off the tops and place in a plastic bag in the fridge. They can last up to 2 weeks!

**RECIPE: This week’s recipe we’re showcasing an easy to prepare turnip recipe —> SIMPLY ROASTED TURNIPS

Do you have a favorite turnip recipe you’d like to share with us?
We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line or email us at howdy@spadeandplow.com


Ian Thorp