French Breakfast Radish

french breakfast radishes

French Breakfast Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round but tend towards bitterness in the heat of the summer Peak months: April-June Uses: French breakfast radishes can vary in shape, but they can always be recognized by their distinctive coloring. They’re great snacking radishes and pair especially well with fat and dairy. Try […]

Celeriac

two celeriac roots

Celeriac Veggie Type: Root Season: Available year round Peak months: Peak season November-March Uses: Yes, celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) is a pretty homely looking veggie, but it is really useful to have on hand, especially in the winter. Cut off the exterior to reveal a white root that can be eaten cooked or raw. It […]

Chioggia Beet

four chioggia beets

Chioggia Beet Veggie Type: Root Season: Generally found year-round (grown in the summer-fall and stored through the winter) Peak months: Harvested June-November Uses: Chioggia beets’ beautiful cross-section shows a pink and white bulls-eye emanating from the core. This distinctive pattern will fade when cooked, so chioggia beets are often eaten raw. Try them raw on […]

White Mu Radish

three white mu radishes

White Mu Radish Veggie Type: Root Season: Can be found year-round Peak months: February-April Uses: Mu/Korean radishes look a lot like daikon radishes, but they are not the same thing. Korean radishes are shorter and heartier in flavor, with a green tint that distinguishes them from their Japanese cousins. Try them pickled, steamed, or prepared […]

Purple Potato

purple potatoes

Purple Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Late summer-fall, stored through the winter Peak months: Peak harvest August-September Uses: Purple potatoes are loaded with antioxidants and taste nearly identical to other potatoes, making them a healthy and colorful alternative. To identify your potatoes, remember that purple potatoes have purple skin and flesh, unlike red potatoes, which […]

Turmeric

turmeric root

Turmeric Veggie Type: Spice, Root Season: Harvested right before it gets cold and stored through the winter Peak months: October-November Uses: Turmeric is very similar to ginger in appearance, although its orange instead of tan, and it can be used similarly, although its taste is very different. Peel off the tough exterior of the root […]

Parsley Root

bunch of parsley root

Parsley Root Veggie Type: Root Season: Cold-weather (fall through spring) Peak months:December-April Uses: Parsley roots look a lot like parsnips, but they’re more of a bright white (once you wash off the dirt and get peeling), and if you’re lucky, they’ll still have the easily identifiable parsley greens attached. The parsley roots should be peeled […]

Scarlet Turnip

scarlet turnip cut in half

Scarlet Turnip Veggie Type: Root Season: Late summer through fall, but can be stored through the winter Peak months: August-October Uses: It might look like enormous radish, but it’s actually a turnip! Try Scarlet Turnips stir-fried, grilled, or roasted in a veggie medley. You can also simply pan-fry them with butter and thyme or slice […]

Sweet Potato

sweet potato

Sweet Potato Veggie Type: Root Season: Typically available year-round Peak months: Peak harvest months around August-October Uses: Sweet potatoes are the darlings of the vegetable world. Sweet as candy and packed with nutrients, they also have the advantage of being quick and easy to prepare. You can grill them or cook them in the microwave […]

Purple Top Turnip

Purple top turnip

Purple Top Turnip Veggie Type: Root Season: Harvested late summer through fall and stored through the winter Peak months: Harvested August-November Uses: The purple top turnip is the most common and recognizable variety of turnip. They’re delicious steamed, mashed, and topped with butter and salt and pepper. They’re also great stir-fried, roasted, or pickled. Remove […]