We've never seen whiter parsnips than the ones we picked up from Sandra in Sassafras at the weekend for this week's hilbarn boxes. There's a good reason for that: the crop is grown on the river silt flood plains on the Mersey River rather than the red soils of Sassafras. Parsnips are hand-harvested to prevent bruising and gently washed before leaving the farm. We all commented on their elegance and purity as we packed them carefully into hilbarn boxes ready for delivery. We hope you appreciate the extra effort Sandra takes with the family's farm produce as much as we do; it looks like Sandra's daughters Lucy and Holly do too!