turnips

turnips

Turnips are two vegetables in one. Full Belly grows several types of turnips: Tokyo (white and mild), Scarlet, and Purple Top.

The greens are one of the best of all greens – a wonderful flavor, and so tender. If you get turnips with their greens on, it is a good idea to cut the greens off of the roots and store them separately -- the  roots will last quite some time in a bag in the refrigerator once the greens are cut off. 

Turnips have quite a bit of internal moisture and can be cooked with hardly any water at all -- a pat of butter and a pinch of salt might be the ticket.  Turnips are also great in a roasted root medley.  If you are making mashed potatoes, add a turnip or two and enjoy a really gourmet version of this staple dish!

 

scarlet turnips | tokyo turnips | purple top
Available: January - April

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