Winter: Seasonal Vegetables

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:

Chard

Cranberries

Garlic

Kale

Herbs (grown locally in greenhouses or insides)

Leeks

Lettuce (grown locally in greenhouses or insides)

Apples (cold storage until spring)

Beets

Broccoli

Broccoli Raab

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac/Celery Root

Mushrooms 

Onions

Parsnips

Potatoes

Pumpkins

Rutabagas

Turnips

Winter Squash

The majority of these vegetables above are amazing roasted or cooked over a longer period of time in a crockpot or soup.

Here are a couple of recipes that utilize these veggies:

Chili 

Veggie Ragout with Polenta

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