Parsnips

Dagele Brothers Produce

$3.29

1 lb

Before sugar was readily available, parsnips were used to sweeten jams and cakes. Grate finely to use for a unique pizza crust; slice and bake to make crispy chips; purée with sautéed leeks for soup and garnish with parsley.

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Dagele Brothers Produce

Florida, NY

Dagele Bros. Produce, operated by Frank, Robert and Randal Dagele was started in 1919, when the brothers' grandparent's, John and Josephine, emigrated from Poland and settled in the 22 square miles of Orange County known as the "Black Dirt" region. A bit of geological happenstance has made the area home to some of this country's most fertile soil due to having been formerly the bottom of a nutrient rich lake. The sulfur rich soil makes for particularly spicy alliums so the Dagele Bros. devote about 180 acres of their 400 acre farm to growing cooking onions. "We sell our onions with the tops still on them, they're extremely fresh and have a better taste," Doreen, the Dagele sister, says. The other crops grown on the Dagele brothers' farm are 125 acres of salad greens, 40 acres of pumpkins and winter squash, and 20 acres of different vegetables that range from artichokes to zucchini.

Remove any greens, and store wrapped in paper towels inside a reusable plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the fridge for up to two weeks.