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Preparing Beets

You’ll most often see beets with their greens still attached during the summer and early fall. Roots should be firm, skin smooth, greens crisp and brightly colored. Pick small to medium-sized beets similar in size to ensure even cooking.  When you get home, separate the greens from the roots by twisting gently, leaving behind a one- to two-inch stem. Store in a plastic bag, the unwashed  beet roots will stay fresh in the refrigerator crisper drawer for a few weeks.