Whether you are trying to eat in season, you belong to a CSA or you are just trying to make the most of the winter vegetables you have on hand, this collection of 100 winter vegetable recipes will inspire you to eat with the seasons.

winter vegetable roast in a metal bowl

Now, if you are just starting out with eating in season, you are in the right place: Seasonal is my middle name after all! And we are very passionate about incorporating vegetables into our menu. Here’s a great way to get started on learning how to cook with root veggies, winter storage crops and the vegetable varieties that are best in wintertime.

What are Winter Vegetables?

Vegetables that are in season in winter are:

  • Brassicas, cruciferous vegetables and cole crops such as broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts and vegetables in the cabbage family.
  • Storage crops such as hard winter squash, pumpkin, root vegetables such as turnips, carrots, parsnips, onions and potatoes are also in season in the winter.
  • Cold-season greens such as Kale, Spinach, Arugula, Chard, Collard Greens, Mustard and Mizuna are also great in the winter months.

What Locally Grown Vegetables are in Season in Winter?

Depending on your plant hardy zone and average temperatures in the winter months wintertime produce will vary depending on your latitude and area of the country. In the North East, and across the Central Northern US winters are very harsh and the only locally grown produce available are either hothouse plants or storage crops.

Along the West coast, in the South East, and in more moderate climates there are more fresh vegetables available from local farms.

Furthermore, tropical fruits such as pineapple and citrus are harvested in the winter months.

How To Find Winter Vegetables From Local Farms

Short of growing your own veggies and keeping them fresh in a root cellar, here are four ways to buy locally grown vegetables and produce in the winter.

  1. Join a CSA that runs year-round. Community Supported Agriculture (or CSA for short) is a membership-based way of supporting your local farm and getting a weekly allotment of their vegetables. While many farms only offer CSAs during the growing season, there are more and more farms that offer winter CSA shares and year-round membership. Find a local CSA near you.
  2. Find a winter Farmers’ Market. These indoor markets are a great place to find local produce and vegetables grown at farms in your area. Find a local Farmers’ Market near you.
  3. Shop direct at the farm. Many farms now have year-round farm stands where you can buy winter vegetables, frozen meat and dairy directly at the farm.
  4. Shop at grocery chains and health food stores that work with local farms. Many regional chains and independently owned groceries will offer locally grown produce.

Cruciferous Vegetables and Cole Crops

Broccoli Recipes

Cauliflower Recipes

Brussels Sprouts Recipes



Carrot & Parsnip Recipes

Carrot Recipes

Parsnip Recipes

Kale, Chard, Spinach and Other Winter Greens

Kale Recipes

Spinach Recipes

Winter Hardy Greens

Swiss Chard Recipes

Beets and Beet Green Recipes

Potato Recipes

Fresh Pumpkin and Winter Squash Recipes

Butternut Squash

Spaghetti Squash

Fresh Pumpkin Recipes

Onion, Shallot and Garlic Recipes

Onion & Shallot Recipes

Garlic Recipes

Sweet Potato Recipes

Other Root Vegetables

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Happy Cooking! ~Katie

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roasted carrots, potatoes and brussels sprouts with herbs

100 Winter Vegetable Recipes


If you are looking for seasonal vegetables for winter here is a great resource for more than 100 recipes, how to find winter vegetables and what is a winter vegetable. This Roasted Winter Vegetable Recipe is a great recipe to make if you are looking for ways to eat in season in the wintertime. 


  • 4 medium-small thin-skinned potatoes, cut into 1 ¼–inch chunks (11 oz or 2 cups)
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and oblique cut into 3/4 –inch chunks (8 oz or 2 cups)
  • 2 small celeriac, peeled and cut into 1 ¼-inch chunks (about 13 oz or 3 cups)
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed (halved if very large) (10 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped tender herbs, such as chives, dill, tarragon and chervil
  • zest from one lemon, or to taste


  1. Arrange oven rack in center of oven. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss potatoes, carrots, celeriac and Brussels sprouts with oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread out on large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring twice, until the vegetables are tender and browning, 30 to 38 minutes. Return the vegetables to the bowl and add the herbs and zest. Toss to coat. Serve warm.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish

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