In a large pot place the roughly chopped vegetables. Pour in the water ( or enough to cover) and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and skim and discard any impurities from the top. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, 2 hours. Strain and store in the refrigerator up to a week or freeze.
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