Winter produce is some of our favorite and there’s a good variety of things to choose from in February. I was inspired to post this week because we found ourselves with a pretty good haul of broccoli, beets and cabbage from our Pepper & Salt Kitchen gardens. We made an amazing sesame ginger broccoli bacon salad with toasted sesame seeds and dried apricots. AND with our purple cabbage, we made a colorful slaw.  I’ll be sharing both recipes this coming week. Soups, roasted or grilled vegetable salads, fresh crunchy salads, vegetable hash or creamy whipped vegetables with chopped herbs & butter ~ are all so good and comforting this time of year, Get to the markets and get creative! Here’s a list of some of the produce you can find this month in both grocery stores and winter farmer’s markets:

  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery Root
  • Chicory
  • Citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Kumquats
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates
  • Potatoes like yukons, new reds, russets and fingerlings
  • Radishes
  • Squash like butternut, delicate and acorn
  • Shallots
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips

For a market near you, here’s the link to Portland Farmer’s Markets

Oregon City’s Farmer’s Market is open now. Located at 2051 Kaen Rd, Oregon City, 97045 There are two February market dates coming up ; 2/3 from 10 am – 2pm and 2/18 10 am – 2pm.