Fresh is best which is why we pick our produce at the peak of the season and cold-press it to perfection for your little ones.
From Clementines to Kale and Tangerines to Turnips, here’s a list of what’s in season this winter so you can pick the freshest produce for your fam on your next trip to the farmers market or supermarket!
Buttercup Squash: Similar to butternut, but a bit sweeter!
Clementines: A boost of vitamin C can only help fight off those pesky flu germs 😉
Dates: Use these sweet little sugar substitutes when you bake to avoid added sugar!
Grapefruit: Fresh as a salad topper or broiled in the oven, up your grapefruit game this winter with farm fresh citrus.
Kale: Getting little ones to eat kale can be tough, but Green Kale & Apples will have them gobbling up greens in no time with a touch of apple and banana.
Leeks: Avoid yellow or withered tops when picking these. Firm stalks with as much white and light green possible is best!
Pear: Choose firm pears when picking them. Then when ready to eat, press on the stem slightly and when the stem yields to the pressure, you’ll know it’s ripe and ready!
Pummelo: What’s that, you ask? They’re the largest member of the citrus family and taste similar to a grapefruit.
Red Banana: It’s hard to find, but if you find it, try it! The red banana has more beta carotene than our yellow Cavendish bananas and has a unique sweet taste as well.
Sharon Fruit: New to this one too? It’s similar to our friend Persimmon, only seedless!
Sweet Potato: Introducing veggies early on is important and a mild sweetness in this rustic root veggie helps you do just that. We blend lightly steamed sweet potato with a touch of cold-pressed lemon in our new So Sweet Potato blend!
Turnips: They come in all colors (including black!). If you’re looking for sweet, stick to small and medium sizes.
From A to Z (B to T in this case!), remember fresh is best. Save or screen shot this handy Winter Produce Guide and remember to review it before your next farmers market or grocery shopping adventure!
Cassandra is a mother of 3 girls. She lives in San Diego with her husband, daughters, 2 cats and a dog. Cassandra works full time as co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer at Once Upon a Farm and as a mom. In the rare free time that she does get, she loves to do Yoga (she is a certified yoga teacher), cook healthy meals, run, travel, and spend time with friends and family. Follow Cassandra on Instagram.