Seasonal Vegetables: What is in Season During Winter?
During the winter months, many families sit by the fireplace, sip hot cocoa and the kids play in the snow. It is also a time to get really great buys on produce. Find out which seasonal vegetables are in season during winter, how to select them and storage recommendations.
Also in season during fall, this seasonal vegetable should be fresh, firm, bright green sprouts. Their outer leaves should be tight-fitting and should have no black spots. Ignore the ones that are puffy or soft.
To store, place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
These should have dark green leaves. Avoid the ones that are starting to yellow.
They will keep for up to 5 days when placed in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.
Growing in popularity, kale is one of those winter vegetables that is packed full of nutrition. Look for leaves that are a rich green color. Any wilting, brown spots or yellowing leaves should be avoided.
Kale needs to be used as soon as possible, but can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.
This seasonal vegetable should have crisp and firm stalks. There should also be as much white and light green as possible. Avoid the ones that are dark green and try to select smaller leeks for the best taste.
To store, place unwashed leeks in a plastic bag. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
This year-round vegetable has the best supplies and sales during November. Pick ones that are firm and free of blemishes.
They should be stored in a cool, dry place. Use within a few weeks.
Another fall vegetable that is also in season during winter, pick ones that are heavy and have fresh leaves still attached. The sweetest turnips are small to medium sized.
Place in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to 3 days.
Do you use any of these winter vegetables to make delicious meals?