As the temperature falls, it’s easy to skip your weekly trip to the farmer’s market—brrr! But don’t be discouraged from seasonal eating once the cold weather sets in. The winter months are actually the best time of year to savor some of the most delicious types of produce, including hearty greens, colorful squash and fresh citrus fruits. And while the stock at your favorite market may never be as varied and abundant as it is in warmer seasons, what you do find there this time of year will be at its nutritional peak—and affordable to boot. You’ll also get a lesson in what’s not in season, so you can choose wisely wherever you do your shopping.
Read on for some of our top winter produce picks, with simple, mouthwatering recipes to inspire you from the Canyon Ranch kitchen.