It’s December. What’s in Season Right Now?

Happy Holidays, everyone!

‘Tis the season to eat delicious morsels while celebrating the holiday(s) of your choice with friends and family. If you’re attempting to eat a diet that includes abundant fresh, locally grown organic produce, you might be wondering what, if anything, is in season in your area right now.

The availability of seasonal produce depends on a few different things: your location, local weather conditions, and what your local farmers decided to plant this season. These things can change every year, so it’s not easy to predict all the things that will be available, or when exactly you’ll be able to buy them.

In some areas of the USA, locally grown produce is available even in the heart of winter. If you’re blessed to live in one of those areas, this list is an example of some of the items you’re likely to find at farmer’s markets and on store shelves:


Seasonal Organic Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs to Enjoy During the Month of December

  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bergamot oranges
  • Blood oranges
  • Bok choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbages
  • Cardoons
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Chard
  • Cherimoyas
  • Chicory
  • Citrons
  • Collards
  • Cress
  • Dandelion greens
  • Endive
  • Fava
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Kumquats
  • Lambsquarters
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Mizuna
  • Mushrooms
  • Mustard greens
  • Navel oranges
  • Nettles
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Orach
  • Oro Blanco Grapefruits
  • Parsnips
  • Pea shoots
  • Pears
  • Pomelos
  • Radishes
  • Rutabagas
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Scallions
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Sunchokes
  • Taro root
  • Tatsoi
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash

In some areas of the USA, farmer’s markets are closed for the winter. If you want to eat locally you’ll be relying more on dried herbs, veggies and fruits plus nuts, jams, jellies, and preserves.

Thanks for visiting! Best wishes for a prosperous, bountiful and healthful holiday season.


Amy Solovay