Valley Bounty: Harukei Turnips
Bunches of sweet, crisp hakurei turnips are showing up at markets and farm stands. For me, they demonstrate another advantage to eating seasonally: exposure to a wide variety of foods, some of them brand new to me. Hakurei turnips are great eaten fresh, but you can also try the roasting recipe below. For a seasonal plate of raw vegetables, try serving hakurei turnips, radishes, young spring carrots, and asparagus tips with a dip. Don’t forget that you can also eat the turnip greens, raw in salads or steamed or sautéed.
By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).