What’s in Season for January
Every vegetable and fruit has its season–a season when it is ripe and plentiful and when it may cost less. In-season produce also tastes fresher. Each month this section will feature several in-season fruits and vegetables. Consider including some of this produce in your menus this month.
Fruit: January is the season for citrus! Lemons, oranges, and grapefruit are all in season this month. Citrus fruits are not only colorful and flavorful, they are good for you! They can be eaten in sections or sliced into smiles for easy finger food for kids. Their juice can be squeezed into water for a hint of flavor. Let’s enjoy all the flavors and colors of citrus this month.
Vegetables: Beets, turnips, and celery root—yes, all root vegetables are in season. Leafy vegetables like cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and collards are in season too. Collards are especially sturdy and are considered good luck by many for the New Year! Did you know cauliflower comes in all sorts of festive colors like purple, orange, and light green? The color is all-natural, and the taste is the same as white cauliflower but with more nutritional benefits.