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What’s in Season - Winter

By | February 01, 2016
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It’s not an intentionally held secret of the regulars, but many first-time shoppers are surprised when they see for themselves the variety of local foods at an indoor winter farmers’ market. Supplies of storage crops perhaps will dwindle through the cold months but at the same time fresh items from hoop houses might increase. And there is much more than fresh produce to check off your grocery list.

Fresh Produce at the Markets in Winter

From storage:

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Hard winter squash
  • Dried mushrooms
  • Onions and Shallots
  • Turnips, rutabagas and winter radishes
  • Carrots, parsnips and celeriac
  • Popcorn and dried corn
  • Potatoes
  • Sunchokes

From hoop houses:

  • Lettuce and salad mixes
  • Spinach
  • Kale and greens
  • Fresh mushrooms
  • Microgreens
  • Tatsoi, bok choy and napa cabbage

Year-round:

  • Pickles and cultured veggies
  • Dried fruit
  • Eggs and cheese
  • Breads and baked goods
  • Meats and fish
  • Jams, jellies and juices
  • Honey and maple syrup
  • Salsas and dressings
  • Ethnic prepared foods
Article from Edible Grande Traverse at http://ediblegrandetraverse.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/produce-in-season-winter
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