Eating Fresh in the Winter

Eating fresh foods in the winter can be challenging, but not impossible! Here are some tips to find fruits and vegetables while it’s cold outside.

Root vegetables can grow in cold weather! You’ll find winter squash, like butternut squash and acorn squash, in most farmers markets and groceries store. Sweet potatoes and white potatoes also stay fresh all winter and are a good source of Vitamin C.

Citrus fruits, like oranges and grapefruit, are at their juiciest in the wintertime and can add sunshine to the dreary winter. Apples and pears are also plentiful this time of year!

Sometimes the best option in the winter is to buy frozen veggies. Look for whole frozen vegetables like broccoli florets and french green beans to keep the most flavor. Try roasting frozen veggies so they don’t get mushy!

Luckily, grocery stores carry lots of fresh produce all year long! Weekly sales and specials are a great time to stock up on your family’s favorites.