View Full Version : Produce in the winter
08-22-2007, 08:18 AM
I'm sure some of you know how new I am of raw, but for those of you who don't... I'm new at raw. :D
What happens to the whole food stores and markets and other such stores in the winter? Will there still be enough fruit's and veggies sold? Or will most stuff be from warmer countries?
I will be freezing some things b/c I'm worried about winter. Don't have much freezer room at all so it will be a major challenge.
Makes me feel like I'm living in the 1800's,storing up for colder months.
08-22-2007, 09:11 AM
Some items will not be available, especially melons. Berries and grapes will also be harder to find. I only eat organic berries and grapes, and they are not available at all in the winter. I am buying extra right now when they are on sale and freezing. Can purchase many fruits in the frozen section.
Most greens are available year round. I grow kale in the winter - grows great in Texas all winter! Herbs are very easy to grow here - many year round. Tomatoes, peppers, basil, and purslane are great to grow in summer. I dehydrate extra tomatoes and make pesto with basil and freeze before the first freeze - usually mid November.
08-22-2007, 09:16 AM
I hate winters myself :mad:
Farmers Market generally start slowing down or close by or around Thanksgiving and most do not reopen till April around here. Even then it's slow to restock up on things. Whole food stores, as well as grocery stores, will diminish in the variety of fruits greatly, so you have to take what is available.
Freezing is kind of pointless with the amount of food I eat. So I rely on mostly bananas, pears and citrus. Since veggies get neglected in the summer I eat a lot of them in the winter also. I generally don't go for nuts and seeds but some do more of this in the winter.
The first winter is the hardest but they get easier and you learn to adapt.
08-22-2007, 09:24 AM
ok thanks. :)
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