Rose Gold-- Hector Tejada pulls fresh ginger from the unlikely soil of New Paltz, New York.
Proud parent-- Hector Tejada with a handful of his hard-won Hudson Valley ginger.
Tender prize-- Looking nothing like the hard, tawny “hands” of ginger sold in the supermarket, Hudson Valley ginger root goes to market with intact shoots, pale flesh and thin, fragile skin.
Harvest at Et Cetera Farm-- The flavor of Hudson Valley ginger is milder and more nuanced than distance-grown varieties. In Ghent, Yong Yuk harvests his ginger while it’s still young.