Resembling a white carrot, from a cultivation perspective, these humble roots are a very different crop. Planted in early spring, they mature slowly until fall. That long occupation of the field is part of the reason parnsips are a bit pricier than carrots. The majority of parnsips are harvested in the fall and then stored over the winter. If left in the ground over winter and harvested in early spring, parnsips become a sweet delicacy of concentrated sugars. Most farmers don't bother though for early spring is too wet for mechanized harvesting. We have Mervin Miller and his family to thank for the hand harvesting of this week's treat! Enjoy!