Jeff Heepke http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Horseradish Roots Run Deep In The Metro East http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/horseradish-roots-run-deep-metro-east <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There's a pretty good chance that the jar of horseradish you have in the refrigerator has its origins in farms located just across the river from St. Louis.</span></p><p>St. Clair and Madison counties in Illinois produce the lion's share of horseradish in the U.S. <span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, just 16 growers in Illinois harvest horseradish from 1,779 acres, accounting for about 60 percent of the nation's horseradish. Nationally, only about 3,100 acres are in horseradish production.</span></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:43:04 +0000 Maria Altman 36747 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Horseradish Roots Run Deep In The Metro East