Winter seems like a cold, dull season, without the vibrant flowers and blooming gardens of spring. But there are fruits and vegetables that are in season during the winter! Usually, produce is less expensive when it’s in season—and often tastes much better.
So while winter might not be the best time for strawberries, it’s the perfect time for produce like oranges and grapefruit.
According to the USDA, these are the fruits and veggies in season during winter:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Collard Greens
- Sweet Potatoes & Yams
- Swiss Chard
- Winter Squash
Check out the produce aisle at the grocery store—or the local farmers market—and see how many of these you can find. Is there anything you’ve never tried before? Now’s the time! Get some parsnips, turnips, beets, sweet potatoes and maybe even some Brussels sprouts for this Roasted Root Vegetable recipe. Never had Swiss chard? Break out the spices and give this Garlicky Swiss Chard recipe a try.