This unique root, celery root, is related to the same green celery we find in stores, but instead of being grown for the stalks like celery, it is grown for its savory root. It has quite a few nicknames, most along the lines of the “ugly duckling of vegetables” because of its hairy, uneven appearance. But, as we learned from several market-goers picking roots from Monroe Organic Farms at the Boulder Winter Market in Longmont, Colorado, celery root is becoming a popular addition to winter farmers market hauls. It is said to have a subtle celery-like flavor with a potato-like texture. It can be prepared in a variety of ways and we were taught that roasting it with other root veggies like beets and carrots is especially delicious.
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