When to Buy/In Season:
all year

How to Select:
Look for: smooth, firm, well-shaped parsnips, of medium size. Avoid any large, coarse roots or ones with gray or soft spots

Organic Issues:
Organic fans believe the flavor of the parsnip is better if unpeeled; conventionally grown parsnips should be peeled before eating.

Pesticide Issues:
not listed

How to Store:
Store: refrigerate for up to 2 weeks

To Freeze from fresh:

Preparation: Peel and dice.

Blanch: Blanch 2 minutes, chill in iced water for 2 minutes, spread on a tray and freeze for 30 minutes. Pack into freezer bags, remove air, label and seal.

Freeze: (0F) up to six months

Photo Source: Bruno Girin

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