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What’s In Season! The Winter Veggie Edition

It’s hard to find vegetables locally that are in season at this time of the year. I know I have been struggling to find different fruits and vegetables for our POP Kids during our program each week. It’s either a root vegetable, frozen berries and then back to root vegetables. In this post, I’m going to talk about what vegetables are in season so that you can get a better idea of what fresh produce you can find at your local farmers market!

What’s in Season in the Winter:

What’s in Season in December:

Pears, Brussels Sprouts, Rutabagas / Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Pears

What’s in Season in January:

Rutabagas, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes

What’s in Season in February:

Rutabagas, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes

What’s in Season in March:

Rutabagas, Turnips, Beets, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Garlic, Leeks, Potatoes, Squash, Sweet Potatoes

*lists courtesy of: https://www.foodnetwork.ca/in-season/blog/whats-in-season-in-canada/ *

As you can see, we have a plethora of root vegetables! From making soups, roasting or mashing potatoes and sweet potatoes, frying up onion rings and adding garlic to everything; the cooking possibilities are endless! It’s making me hungry just thinking about it! A big trend now too is adding vegetables to desserts. Like a chocolate beet cake!

Here are few winter season appropriate recipes that I found online that are definitely worth checking out:

1. Creamy Mashed Garlic Potatoes

2. Roasted Sweet Potato

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Healthy Vegan Onion Rings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Potato Leek Soup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Moist-Chocolate Beet Cake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Those are just a few of the recipes that I found about winter season vegetables that I will be definitely trying! If you have any recipes or ideas for what delicious meals to cook to brighten the winter season please leave them down in the comments below! I’m always looking for more inspiration and I’m sure our readers would love to check them out as well!

This Sunday, our POP Kids will be participating in a winter veggie school worksheet. They will begin with a winter themed word scramble and then go out in the farmers market in search of their favourite winter veggie! Once they’ve found it they will talk with one of the farmers to learn more about their favourite veggie.

Hope to see you there!

If you haven’t yet registered for the program, make sure you visit the POP tent to get started!

Learn more about the program here: POP Kids Club

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