Having Trouble Getting All of Your Fruits and Veggies?



The tree leaves are gone, there is a chill in the air, and the snow has begun to fall.  Winter can be a difficult time to get enough fruits and veggies due to the weather and the variety of produce that is available.  Below are some ways to get fruits and veggies during the winter months.

In-Season
Eating fruits and veggies that are "in season" is the best way to get fresh produce with the most flavor and at the best price of the year.  There are a variety of fruits and veggies available in Maryland during the winter months.  Some of the veggies are grown here in Maryland during this time of year while some of the fruits can be found at the grocery stores on sale.


Seasonal Produce within Maryland  in January and February
Vegetables
Fruits
·         Beets
·         Apples
·         Broccoli and Cauliflower
·         Blood Orange
·         Greens
·         Clementine
·         Mushrooms
·         Cranberries
·         Winter Squashes
·         Grapefruit


Once you have purchased some winter fruits and veggies, try some of these delicious winter recipes:

Frozen and canned are great too!
If the fresh produce available is limited or you are shopping on a tight budget, frozen canned fruits and veggies are always another option.  When choosing frozen or canned veggies, pay attention to the way that they are packaged.

Look for: 
  • Low Sodium
  • No Added Salt
  • 100% Juice
  • Natural Juice
Avoid:
  • Creamed
  • Gravy
  • Buttered
  • Syrup
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