• Local All Year

    A surprising amount of local produce is available in winter
  • It's winter, and there's not much sun, so you'd think nothing is growing locally — but you'd be wrong. Lots of produce grows all winter, and local farmers, markets and chefs stand ready to supply it and keep you healthy.
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  • It's winter, and there's not much sun, so you'd think nothing is growing locally — but you'd be wrong. Lots of produce grows all winter, and local farmers, markets and chefs stand ready to supply it and keep you healthy.
    Whether grown in greenhouses, the open air or (with root veggies) underground, a lot of produce does well in our usually mild winters. So look for nutrient-rich leafy greens, winter squash and the subterranean stuff, such as carrots, beets and potatoes.
    These are not "lite" veggies but come packed with a broad range of minerals. Leafy greens, with kale topping the list, love cool weather and come crammed with beta carotene, potassium, vitamin C, lutein, zeaxanthin and calcium. Squash have lots of fiber, vitamins C and B2 and potassium.
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