Turnips are a root vegetable and in season from June to October in Illinois. They can be eaten raw or cooked, and taste similar to a potato. You can also eat the turnip greens if they are still attached to the root!
Turnips can come in a variety of colors. Look for turnips that have no cuts, bruised, or soft areas. Greens should be fresh and green. Store in the refrigerator at home for 2-3 days in a plastic bag.