Hearty winter vegetables

Most people don’t associate winter with fresh, local fruits and veggies. And it’s true—in many places, finding fresh produce (that isn’t potatoes and onions) can be hard when cold weather hits. But with proper planning, finding and eating a diverse range of fruits and veggies in the winter doesn’t have to be that hard!

The best place to look is your local farmers’ markets. Most of the farmers’ markets in Boston open only for summer, but there are a select few markets that are open for the winter season. Check out this list to find the winter market nearest you!

If you aren’t close enough to a farmers’ market, check your nearest grocery store and see what local produce is in stock! Food that’s grown locally is more likely to be fresh, seasonal, and often cheaper too! It’s also great to support local farms and farmers.

To help you find fresh winter produce, here’s a list of winter fruits and vegetables that are healthy, hearty, and delicious! Winter is when root vegetables are most plentiful, but there are still plenty of options for leafy green vegetables and fruit. Add these to your meals to add a variety of flavors and nutrients to your diet. Click on the links below for some great recipes using these ingredients.

Root vegetables: Potatoes, onions, beets, celery root, carrots, parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes

Green vegetables: Chard, kale, brussels sprouts, cabbage

Winter squashes: Acorn, butternut, delicata, kabocha

Fruit: Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, grapefruit), pomegranate, pears, papayas, persimmons

 

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