This is not an exhaustive list, but rather what’s easily available or commonly grown in cold climates in January. I grow all of these, barring citrus, in my garden and harvest in the winter months.
Most of the produce on this list is grown locally here in Sweden and over-winters well if stored properly. Avocado is present, right at the bottom of the list – until recently, I didn’t purchase avocados. I now occasionally buy bulk boxes directly from the farmer in southern Europe.
For apples and other easy to find local produce, make sure to look for where it was grown – apples store well for most of the winter and can still be found locally in January. Imported apples from New Zealand aren’t really seasonal in Sweden.
Keep reading for January produce and a couple recipes for each to give you some inspiration. There’s a lot to enjoy at this time of year!
Pumpkin or Winter Squash
Oranges and Blood Oranges
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