Eating fresh, in-season produce is easy in the summer. Farmers markets are busting at the seams with juicy tomatoes, sweet corn, spicy peppers, and much more! Even spring and fall boast a full bounty of cool weather crops like lettuce, spinach, radishes, and broccoli. So how does a person eat fresh, in-season foods in the winter? It’s easier than you think!
Here is an extensive list of food that is in-season during the coldest months of the year:
|Apples Arugula Bay leaf Beef Beets Broccoli Broccoli raab Brussels sprouts Burdock Cabbage Cardoons Carrots Cattail shoots Cauliflower Celery Celery root/Celeriac Chestnuts Chicory Chickweed Clementines Collard greens Cranberries Cress Dandelions Endive Escarole Fennel Figs Frisée Garlic Garlic mustard Grapefruit Hazelnuts Kale Kiwi Kohlrabi Leeks Lemons Lettuce Limes Mâche/Corn salad Mizuna||Mushrooms Mustard greens Nettle Onions Onion grass Orach Oranges Parsley root Parsnips Peanuts Pears Pecans Persimmon Pineapple Pomegranates Potatoes Pumpkin seeds Quince Radicchio Radishes Rampion Rose hips Rosemary Rutabaga Sage Salsify Scallions Scorzonera Shallots Sorrel Spinach Sun chokes Sweet potatoes Swiss chard Tangerines Thyme Turkey Turnips Venison Walnuts Winter squash|
List courtesy of Mother Earth Living magazine, November/December 2012