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Unusual root crops appearing on upscale restaurant menus

publication date: Jan 1, 2007
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Before the proliferation of greenhouses and high tunnel production, roots offered one
of the few alternatives for generating winter income. Although many small farmers
prefer to call it quits for a few months to recover from the demands of summer, there are some compelling reasons for selling produce during those lean months be-
fore the ground becomes too irresistible to plow. Not least of these
reasons, of course, is the extra income; but just as important is main-
taining the relationships with customers that you have developed
during the height of the season when you can let the profusion of
vegetables do your talking for you.

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