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Local winter fruits & vegetables

by Sara Young, MS, RDN

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Getting your local fruit and vegetables during the winter can be tough. Don’t let the limitations in variety get you down, instead try some new local winter foods. According to the WSDA, the following foods are available in Washington locally in the month of January.

FRUIT

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Frozen berries

For a complete 12-month list of when to find local WA fruit, download their list

VEGETABLES

Green:

  • Chards
  • Kales
  • Mizuna

Orange:

  • Carrots
  • Pumpkins
  • Sweet potatoes (yams)
  • Winter squash (Acorn, Butternut & Hubbard)

Starchy:

  • Potatoes
  • Sunchokes (Jerusalem artichoke)

Other:

  • Beets
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Celery root (celeriac)
  • Leeks
  • Onions, yellow
  • Turnips

For a complete 12-month list of when to find local WA vegetables, download their list

To learn even more about eating local, whole foods, register for one of our Healthy Foundations informational sessions.



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