December offers the last of the hardier fall fruits and brings winter citrus into season. The full guides below include selection & storage tips, as well as seasonal recipes.
- Winter is citrus season including clementines, blood oranges, kumquats, and grapefruit
- The last of late fall / early winter fruit is still available: cranberries and pomegranates, as well as apples and pears (they store quite well into winter)
- Kiwi, a winter fruit: we tend to associate kiwi with summer, but those are actually from New Zealand. Kiwi are a winter fruit, so enjoy more locally grown kiwi from the US this month.
Root vegetables and winter squash are perfect for soups, stews, and roasting this month, including potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, butternut squash (and other winter varieties), and celery root.
Below are are guides for some of these winter vegetables.