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A Definitive List of Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Ontario

Posted by OAFVC on Dec 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you're looking to start a food production business the most important thing you'll need to know is: what's in season. In Ontario, winter might seem like a daunting time to do business in food since the weather makes it look like nothing can grow. But that can't be further from the truth.

Fruits and Vegetables in Season During Winter

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As it's almost December, let's discuss the fruits and vegetables in season (based on the guide provided by Foodland Ontario). Root vegetables — while in season nearly year round — make great winter food products. Their warm, earthy flavours are ideally suited for many savoury food products. Roasted and paired with apple or rhubarb sauce (both apple and rhubarb are in season then) it’s the veggie version of a classic winter roast!

In Ontario, the fruits and vegetables in season by month are:And while there aren’t many types of fresh produce exclusive to winter alone, pears, red onions, and squash also tend to be in season during the cooler months.

Produce

December

January

February

Apples

Pears

   

Beets

Cabbage

Carrots

Cucumbers

Garlic

Leeks

Lettuce

Mushrooms

Cooking Onion

Red Onion

Parsnip

Peppers

 

Potatoes

 

Rhubarb

 

Rutabaga

Sprouts

Squash

Sweet Potato

Tomato

 

Cook in Bulk With Ease

With lots of produce in season during winter, don’t let the cold affect your food business.

Escape the weather and get cooking in OAFVC’s bright, clean commercial kitchen. With a range of commercial kitchen appliances available -—like a steam jacketed kettle and a tilting skillet — you can make large volumes of products with ease.

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Download a FREE map of OAFVC’s commercial kitchen to see what you can cook up.

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References:

https://www.ontario.ca/foodland/page/availability-guide

Topics: Food Production