Organic Summer turnips
Sweet, tender organic summer turnips.
Not to be confused with winter turnips, these have a succulent tenderness and peppery sweetness. We think they’re at their best grated, sliced or cut into matchsticks and eaten raw in salads (a bit like a radish). Also very good pickled or fermented. A versatile veg, they’re also happy roasted or in stews.
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Summer turnips will stay firm in the fridge for a week or even two. As with carrots and beetroot, any leaves are better removed or they will suck moisture from the veg. If they’re in good nick, you can use the leaves in stir fries or wilted into stews.
Grown by Riverford in the Vendée, La Boutinard, France
Le Boutinard is Riverford’s organic farm in the Vendée region of France, 20 miles north of La Rochelle. The brilliant French grower team, led by Marco Altamirano, supply our boxes with loads of colourful veg throughout the year. There’s lettuces, sweet mini peppers, cucumbers, broad beans, aubergines, autumn squashes – plus some of our favourite unusual treats of the year, including Padron peppers, physalis and tangy Mexican-style tomatillos.
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