Turnips are a root vegetable that can be harvested year-round. They are in the cruciferous family with kale, cabbage, and broccoli. Turnips won't actively grow in winter but you can harvest through the winter or, just let them sit there and they will start growing again in the spring. We have your typical purple white turnips as well as all-white ones. Both the turnip root and the greens are edible. The greens have a bitter flavor - similar to mustard greens and collards - and can be added to salads, soups, stews, etc. The turnip bulb has a cabbage-y flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked.

Storage: Remove the tops. Store the tops in a plastic bag and use within a week. Store the turnips in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Preparation: Since turnips are a root vegetable, you want to scrub them and rinse the tops well before using.

Raw Turnip Salad

Shaved Turnip Salad with Arugula and Prosciutto

Bitter Green Salad with Sesame Dressing

Spicy Skillet Turnip Greens

Mashed Turnips & Potatoes with Turnip Greens

Butternut Squash and Turnip Soup

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