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The Produce You Should Be Eating In February

winter season vegetables

Maybe we should make a stew.

Winter keeps dragging on, doesn’t it? It’s freaking relentless and all we collectively want to do is eat comfort food under a blanket until Spring comes to thaw our hearts. We can’t keep doing that. We can beat Winter at it’s own game, by using it to our advantage and eating the fruits and vegetables of the season’s labor. If we eat right, we’ll have enough energy to pretend it’s not an ice wizard’s paradise outside. Right? Right.

There are some killer benefits to eating seasonally: it’s nutritious, cheap and kinder to the environment. Think of produce that’s in season as a rare opportunity and jump on to make sure you are trying as many delicious fruits and vegetables while they’re at their peak. That way, you’re eating more vegetables because you’re scrambling to try to them all while they’re hot. My personal (an very easy to reach) goal is to try a new recipe a week using a different seasonal vegetable. That way I’m learning new things and making sure I’m eating right all at once.

Here are the fruits and vegetables that are in season in February:

Vegetables-

Artichokes

Aspragus

Avocado

Beets

Broccoli

Brussels Sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Celery

Fennel

Greens: Collards, Endive, Chard, Kale, Radicchio, Mustard Greens

Leeks

Onions

Roots: Parsnip, Turnips, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes, Celery Root, Radishes

Watercress

Winter Squash (all have adorable names): Buttercup squash, Delicata squash, Sweet Dumplings

Look here for a state-by-state guide on winter produce in the US.

Fruits-

Berries: Raspberry, Strawberry

Cactus Pear

Cherimoya

Clementines

Date Plums

Dates

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Kumquat

Lemon

Tangerines

Blood Oranges

Naval Oranges

Pear

Persimmons

Pummelo

Red Currants

Rhubarb

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    For some reason I am ALWAYS craving beef stew. I like the beef, potato, carrot combo. That picture is making me crave it even more!! delicious

  • Robinsyn

    This is my winter fave but love soups, chowders, stews and chilis anytime.

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