When you shop in a supermarket (like most of the country), you technically have access to vegetables and fruits that aren’t actually in season in your region.
In areas like NY, Winter is a time for lots of root vegetables and other vegetables that are typically harvested in the Fall and held through the winter.
Here is a little guide to shopping seasonally and making sure the items you choose have the smallest footprint and social and environmental impact.
Seasonal Vegetables for the NY area:
Herbs (grown locally in greenhouses or insides)
Lettuce (grown locally in greenhouses or insides)
Apples (cold storage until spring)