What’s in season in January? Our Monthly Seasonal Produce Guide shows you what is in season so you can enjoy fresh seasonal produce all year round.
Most produce you can find year-round, but every produce item has a peak season.
What do you mean peak season?
Well if you want fresh apples in NJ you’ll find them from mid-summer until fall, otherwise, you may be buying old apples.
Stores bring in produce from all parts of the world so that we can have fresh fruit and vegetables ready for purchase. For example, Sweet Potatoes, Potatoes and Carrots are in season during the winter, but also year round.
We love to eat seasonal produce and with our monthly produce guide, you’ll be able to find out what produce is in season and some seasonal recipe ideas too!
Load up on all of these fruits and vegetables, you’ll be able to add tons of color and variety to your meal plan.
Citrus Fruits – Lemons, Limes, Grapefruit, and Oranges! Citrus hits a peak in January, who doesn’t love a glass of Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice? Citrus fruits are excellent raw and cooked in dishes.
Winter Squash – Winter Squash is at its peak during January. Enjoy delicious butternut squash, acorn squash, delicata, and spaghetti squash. We love roasted vegetables, and squash is one of those vegetables that gets sweeter when roasted.
Brussels Sprouts – Try these delicious little bundles roasted! You can find them readily available almost year-round, the peak season is from September to mid-February.
Beets – These beautiful root vegetables are a favorite here. They can be roasted, used in salads,, and even make for a great juice.
Kohlrabi – Kohlrabi isn’t well known, but it should be! This delicious root vegetable can be enjoyed cooked and raw as well.
Broccoli – Broccoli is part of the cruciferous vegetable family and delicious raw or cooked. Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a great replacement for starches, you can make many of your favorite dishes low carb with this cruciferous vegetable.
Kale – Kale is often juiced, blended in smoothies used in salads, like chips, or even purees.
Celery Root (celeriac) – This root vegetable is starchy and dense. Many use it for soups, but can also be enjoyed raw.
Pomegranates – Pomegranates arils make for an excellent antioxidant-rich snack. They can be used in recipes, juiced, or just enjoyed raw.
Kumquats – These little fruits look like oranges. You can eat the whole thing without peeling. They are a bit sour so some cook them to make marmalades.
Collard Greens – Collard greens are available year round and many cook collard greens, but can also be enjoyed raw.
Turnips – Turnips are available year round but hit their peak in the fall and early winter. Many use them in soups and stews but can be enjoyed raw as well.