Onions, they're a-peel-ing!

Updated: Aug 4


Shop: Where to Buy Local Onions

Onions are available in Cincinnati, OH throughout the year. A root vegetable, onions grows well in our temperate climate. Root vegetables preserve well in cool storage and don't require refrigeration until they are cut. You can get local onions at the Montgomery Farmers Market, located at the Montgomery Elementary

Parking Lot, Saturdays 9am - 12:30pm (May - October).


Store: How To Store Onions Dry onions (red, white, and yellow) are a versatile vegetable without which, many dishes would lose their flavor! Despite their versatility, how you store onions changes depending on whether the onion is whole or sliced:

  • Whole onions: Store onions in a cool, dry, dark place to prevent sprouting and decay. Be careful not to bruise them[1]. You might also be surprised to learn that onions and potatoes, while tasty when cooked together, should not be stored near each other! Onions produce ethylene gas, which speeds up the ripening process and can cause nearby potatoes to spoil more quickly.

  • Halved, sliced, or chopped onions: A cut onion can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week[2].

Share: Root Hash

Onions are a great addition in a roasted root vegetable dish. Roasting root vegetables adds a delightful, sweet taste. Cut vegetables into chunks that are similar in size so they will finish roasting at the same time. Time: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients

  • 4 medium-sized root vegetables (choose a variety from potatoes, rutabagas, turnips, parsnips, beets, sweet potatoes, etc.)

  • 2 chopped carrots

  • 1 medium chopped onion

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • Season with your favorite spices

Cooking Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  2. Cut vegetables into large chunks.

  3. Place in a medium bowl and pour oil over top. Add seasonings and mix well.

  4. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake for 1 hour or until tender. Check a few vegetables to see if they are tender. Start checking the vegetables for tenderness at about 45 minutes.

[1] https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5524#:~:text=Dry%20onions%20%2D%20Store%20onions%20in,mesh%20containers%20for%20several%20months.

[2] https://www.onions-usa.org/all-about-onions/how-tos/

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