Celeriac, or Celery Root, is our unsung hero. A long season crop, we harvest in the fall. Celeriac keeps us going through the winter as we scrape off the dirt and roots to sell it at market and at the co-operative.
While still under the radar, celeriac seems to be gaining in popularity. It can be prepared much like other root vegetables, and has a mild celery flavor.
In the early fall, we sell celeriac with its tops. The tops are similar to celery, but not edible raw. The tops would be a great addition to any soup stock, very flavorful, but tough.
Most people peel off the outer layer, using a peeler or a paring knife, but it can be eaten after a good scrubbing.
Celeriac will keep in your fridge for months, no need for a plastic bag. You can also cut it and put the remainder back, but you may want to put it in a container so it doesn't lose too much moisture.
Season: September - May