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!
- Roasted potato tacos (V)
- Potato leek soup with lemon (V, GF)
- Lentil and potato stew (V, GF)
Pumpkin or Winter Squash
- Kale, white bean, and lemon soup (V, GF)
- Northern caesar salad (Occasionally Eggs cookbook, pg. 190)
Oranges and Blood Oranges
- Apple crumble cake (DF)
- Healthy baked apples (V, GF)
- Lemon pancakes (V)
- Honey lemon ice cream (DF)
Other Citrus (like bergamot and grapefruit)
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