If you’ve been eating locally grown produce, or if you’ve even been growing your own food, winter might seem daunting. Frosty winter weather certainly doesn’t provide the same kind of abundance as fall or summer, but fear not! Winter brings its own selection of fresh, in-season vegetables to harvest. Instead of turning to produce grown in warmer climates and shipped in from far away, or cutting out fruits and veggies altogether, try exploring some of these tasty winter vegetables!
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, arugula, spinach, Swiss chard, collards, leeks, carrots, beets, turnips, and parsnips are just some of the vegetables that are harvested through the winter. We have lots of these veggies growing in the garden right now and we'll be harvesting and donating them throughout the winter and early spring! There are also lots of vegetables that keep well in winter including onions, shallots, garlic, potatoes, and winter squash.
So have fun trying new vegetables and enjoy fresh seasonal food all year round! Here’s a recipe for kale and parsnips to get you started. If you have a favorite recipe using winter veggies, share them in the comments!