Friday, February 20, 2015

What’s In Season?

It’s bitter cold, snow is coming down in blankets, and the ground is almost completely frozen.  These are surefire signs that winter has arrived.  While summer may be the peak season for most fruits and veggies, winter still brings quite the bounty of produce.  Purchasing what’s in season tastes better because it’s fresh, simple as that.  This is something I’m sure you’ve experienced at least once in your life.  Nothing beats a big, juicy tomato in the summertime.  If you were to purchase that same tomato now, the flavor and texture would probably remind you of cardboard.  Shopping in season not only tastes better, it is also less expensive!  This is a fantastic way to try something new and interesting.  Be on the lookout for these items next time you go grocery shopping.

Winter Produce:
·         Potatoes
·         Sweet potatoes
·         Turnips
·         Squash (butternut, buttercup, delicata, sweet dumpling)
·         Leafy greens (kale, collard greens)
·         Brussels sprouts
·         Broccoli
·         Citrus (oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, clementines)
·         Kiwi
·         Leeks
·         Jicama
·         Dates
·         Pears

·         Persimmons

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