What's in Season?

Winter may seem like a difficult time to find fresh fruits and vegetables.  The good news is that there are still fruits and vegetables that grow in the winter.  Whether you enjoy these from your own garden or buy them at your local farmers' market or grocery store, you can still enjoy these fresh items this time of year!

What's the benefit of buying fruits and vegetables when they're in season?  It means they are at their peak ripeness and give the most bang for your buck when it comes to nutritional content.  A food is at its best nutritionally when it's picked in season.  The best perk of buying in season foods is that they taste their best when picked in season!  Many areas have farmers' markets that run year-around, so buying seasonal fruits and vegetables isn't as hard as you may think.  Also, don't forget your local grocery store!  Many grocery stroes sell produce from local farms.  They also carry foods that may not be grown in your area that season so you can enjoy them all year long.  Here are a few examples of fruits and vegetables that are available to you this season:

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