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Winter's Abundance

No shortage of seasonal foods despite the weather

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Walk the aisles of most local grocery stores and you'll still find tomatoes, green beans and big heads of lettuce—all the summer season foods you love. Only this time of year, they taste more like starchy, watery cardboard.

Not so with tender beets, robust cauliflowers and spicy kales. This time of year, these foods and many others are just reaching their prime in places like the Willamette Valley, Washington and California, all within a few hundred-mile radius of Bend. While not exactly local, eating these seasonal foods keeps you connected to the wheel of the year and offer up earthy, comforting flavors.

Vegetables

Cauliflower

Cabbage

Parsnips

Beets

Brussel sprouts

Carrots

turnips

Leeks

Potatoes

Squash

Greens

Kale

Swiss Chard

Beet Greens

Turnip Greens

Fruits

Apples

Pears

Pomegranate

Grapefruit- they peak in late fall or early winter

Clementines

Proteins

Clams

Crabs

oysters

Scallops

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