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The winter storm last month wreaked havoc for so many of the farmers within our surrounding areas. The Urban Harvest farmers market tables lay barren the past two weekends. The Plant It Forward stand, for example, was left with just a few surviving crops, like carrots and sunchokes.
Sunchokes, despite being starchy, are a high source of fiber and in particular inulin, which makes us feel full after eating. What is great about sunchokes is that they can be eaten raw, they have an edible peel and have the crunchy appeal of fresh water chestnuts.