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Children often prefer raw vegetables to cooked and they can be tempted to try unfamiliar ones if there’s something good to dip them in. Daikon radishes are a good addition to seasonal plates of cut-up broccoli, cauliflower and carrots: it’s flavorful and mildly spicy, a good contrast to other crunchy vegetables. Find options for dipping as well as ideas for daikon stir fries and pickles at www.buylocalfood.org.
Valley Bounty is written by Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).