Parsnips are a close relative of the carrot, and it's easy to see their relation. Similar in shape, parsnips are sweeter than carrots when cooked, but aren't typically eaten raw like a carrot.
Parsnips have been a difficult crop for us to grow in the past, but we had a good year in 2013. Parsnips are slow to germinate, and must be thinned after sprouting. They have a very long growing season, longer than carrots or other root vegetables, and so we must maintain steady watering over a long period of time. If we have a good season, we will have parsnips from harvest in the fall through the winter markets.
Parsnips will keep in a plastic bag in the fridge for several weeks.
Season: October - Winter