Spicy, juicy, baseball-sized bundles of flavor. These pungent staples release their flavor when sautéed, braised, grilled, or roasted. Dredge with flour and deep-fry for decadent onion rings. These tear-inducing onions are usually considered too strong for eating raw.
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.