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Byline: Martha McKay
Jun. 3--Dug up in fields from New England to Costa Rica, millions of pounds of exotic root vegetables end up each year on a back street in Moonachie.
Here, resting in the cool storage room of a 75,000-square-foot factory, the lowly roots begin a transformation.
They are washed, sliced, par-boiled, fried and dried, turning into a delectable gourmet snack known as the Terra Chip.
Terra Chips, and the team of 100 workers who make them, have called Bergen County home for the past three years.
The chip business began life in Manhattan about 15 years ago, the brainchild of two chefs who left a Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant to form a catering …