Parsnips is a root vegetable that comes from the same family as carrot and parsley. It’s mostly used for salads and as a spice. It’s grown in the US in both commercial setting and in private gardens. It grows in the ground but both the root and the leafs can be grown.
It’s most often cooked because that’s when its sweet and easy taste is most prominent but it can also be eaten raw in some cases. Parsnips is also rather easy to grow and produce pretty much everywhere.