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It's Almost Parsnip Time!

Parsnip roots

Parsnip roots

April 3, 2015

A few years ago, Jack Kertesz planted a demonstration plot at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center highlighting storage crops – vegetables that are easy to store over winter indoors without canning or freezing or, in some cases, can even be left in the ground over winter for an early spring harvest. Think parsnips! Kertesz said of parsnips, "A spring tradition is to dig these oh-so-sweet roots from the garden. They are excellent drizzled with oil and roasted on a cookie sheet. Or try a parsnip pie: Sauté sliced parsnips and onions in corn oil, place them in a crust and bake until the parsnips are soft. You will look forward to spring's first bounty." Read more in "A Dozen Storage Crops for Homegrown Food Security."

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