These fresh roots will be the natural flavor and local character of the sun and soil. Peppery, hot and zippy, this is the radish most often seen on crudites plates and salads. We love them raw, with just a sprinkle of salt. The Black Dirt Region, spanning southern Orange County, New York and northern Sussex County, New Jersey, is home to family-owned farms situated on thousands of acres of deep, richly organic soil — the result of ancient glaciers melting, river overflow and plant decay. The lush valley is best known for its production of the prized "black-dirt onion," as well as other root vegetables.