It's a root veg. Had a dish @ Red Medicine using it that was fantastic
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I no longer live I'm LA but I had no trouble finding salsify in markets like Vons.
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Salsify is in season from late October to early spring, so I don't think you will find it now. If you do, it is probably a bit tired.