Market Report: Tokyo turnips

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Tokyo Turnips are tender, slightly spicy and taste like a cross between a radish and a turnip. Photo credit: Evan-Amos/CC 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Tokyo turnips are a perennial fall favorite at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, and chefs like Ari Taymor of Little Prince are fond of showcasing their unique, meaty texture. Meanwhile, farmer Dawn Birch grows several varieties of turnips at Flora Bella Farm in Three Rivers.