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Root Vegetable Food Pyramid

by Kalan Inman, Assistant Market Manager The beet, daikon radish and watermelon radish are beautiful with their vivid colors and symmetry, especially these ones that I found at Whipstone Farm’s market booth. You can’t find these varieties in your conventional grocery...

Cabbage

Cabbage (Brassica oleracea) is a leafy vegetable grown for its heads of tightly-layered leaves. Modern-day cabbage varieties evolved from the wild cabbage of Europe thousands of years ago. Cabbage is closely related to broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kohlrabi...

Parsnips

Parsnips

The parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is a root vegetable closely related to parsley and carrots that has been cultivated and eaten for thousands of years. Parsnips are indigenous to Eurasia; writings show that they were cultivated in both Greek and Roman times. Like...

leeks

leeks

The leek is a cultivar of Allium ampeloprasum that has been grown for its edible leaves for millennia. Dried specimens and wall drawings and carvings of leeks in excavated Ancient Egyptian sites show that the leek was a popular vegetable there as far back as the...

carrots

The carrot (Daucus carota) is a familiar root vegetable in the Umbelliferae family that is grown and consumed around the world. The modern day carrot was likely domesticated from wild carrot in Europe and/or Southwest Asia. The history of carrot’s domestication isn’t...

kale

kale

Kale is a cultivar of Brassica oleracea, or wild cabbage, along with cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The origin of wild cabbage is controversial with several theoretical locales including the coast of southern and western Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and Asia...

Pumpkin

Pumpkin

October means pumpkins in the minds of many Americans and rightly so. Pumpkins are cultivars (plants selected for specific characteristics and maintained by propagation) of Cucurbita pepo, and one of many winter squash varieties that are harvested around this time....

eggplant

Eggplant or aubergine (Solanum melongena) is a plant in the nightshade family domesticated in Asia thousands of years ago. The plant is indigenous to an area encompassing Northeast India, Northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Southwest China. Descriptions of the plant...

corn

corn

Corn or maize (Zea mays) is a grain indigenous to North America. Corn was first domesticated over 9,000 years ago from teosinte, a grass found in the Central Balsas River Valley of Southern Mexico. It is estimated that the selective breeding process from the grass to...

Garlic

Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a bulbous plant native to central Asia whose cultivation started more than 5,000 years and is popular in cuisines around the world. It is closely related to onions, leeks, and shallots—all of which share the same genus: Allium. The ancient...

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