Today, I’m sharing my January Seasonal Produce List! For the past year or so, I have been doing recipe development by looking at seasonal produce charts and meandering around the farmers’ market and local grocery stores for inspiration. Growing seasons echo what our bodies crave – the butternut chili you want to make is a seasonal choice, whereas a slice of watermelon feels out of place until summer – and I love embracing that throughout the year.
Every month this year, I plan to share a seasonal produce list so that you all can have a handy dandy printable to save on your phones, or reference when making a grocery list. My new website is organized so that you can look at my Ingredient Index for a specific ingredient, and find recipes based on what you might have in the fridge. (Look out for February’s list soon since it’s coming up quickly, as I hope to make these available at the beginning of the month moving forward.)
There are many benefits to seasonal eating, but to sum it up, I like that eating seasonally can help me support local businesses, and produce that has ripened in the right season just tastes the best! Finally, it keeps me creative because I am always introduced to new produce to try cooking at home.
What’s in season in January?
Looking for ideas of how to meal plan this month?
Check out the linked fruits and vegetables below for recipe ideas!
Citrus (Lemons, Oranges, Grapefruit)
Winter Squash (Acorn, Butternut, Delicata, Pumpkin, Spaghetti)
A FEW FAVORITE RECIPES
Guess it’s time for me to get my hat on to brainstorm some parsnip and rutabaga recipes (eyeing this Rutabaga Chipotle Soup). I hope I run into one or the other next Saturday at the farmers’ market and I’ll report back!
Tell me- do you try to eat with the seasons? Anything you’ve made lately with these ingredients that you loved?