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Sometimes even farmers find new vegetables to add to their gardens and to their daily diets.
Carol Ann Sayle, co-founder and co-owner of Boggy Creek Farm, a five-acre urban, organic farm in Austin, Texas, grew beets, potatoes, squash, broccoli and green beans, to name a few. But only recently did she discover the root vegetable scozonera, she wrote at theatlantic.com.
What's a scozonera?
The name comes from the Italian "scorza" meaning bark and "nera" meaning black. It's a dark-skinned root vegetable that's similar to salsify -- called the oyster plant as it allegedly tastes like oysters. (We have never actually tried that one either.)