Monday, 18 November 2013

Local fruits and veggies year round!

With the colder months approaching many of us struggle with trying to eat local foods as much as possible. Ever wonder which fruits and vegetables are in season in November in Ontario? Although our selection in terms of local foods may decrease in the winter months, there are quite a few fruits and vegetables grown locally through November. These include:

·      Crabapples
·      Pears
·      Beets
·      Bok Choy
·      Brussels Sprouts
·      Cabbage
·      Carrots
·      Cauliflower
·      Greenhouse cucumber
·      Garlic
·      Leeks
·      Greenhouse lettuce
·      Mushrooms
·      Onions
·      Parsnips
·      Greenhouse peppers
·      Radishes
·      Rutabaga
·      Sprouts
·      Squash
·      Sweet Potatoes
·      Greenhouse tomatoes


A great place to look for local fruits and veggies is your local farmer’s market. Here in Guelph we have a great farmer’s market open year round with many vendors selling everything from beets to handmade socks to freshly squeezed juice! See for more information.

A great way to include some of the above super foods into your diet is in a homemade juice or smoothie. Here is a simple recipe for a delicious energizing juice:

- 1 beetroot
- 1 cucumber
- 2 sticks of celery
- 3 carrots
- 1 red apple
- An inch of ginger

Juice it up and enjoy! Both colourful and delicious!

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