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Produce in Season – January

Wondering what produce is in season in January? This guide breaks down the seasonal fruits and vegetables that are ready to eat in January!

Produce in Season – January

If you’re looking for produce that is in season in your particular state during January, this Seasonal Food Guide allows you to plug in your information to get more specific details!

What Vegetables are in Season in January?

January is a great time to pick up broccoli, cauliflower, and kale to start the year off right! It’s also peak time for winter squashes like butternut squash and acorn squash. Beets, turnips, and celery root are all in season as well.

Keep reading for recipes that feature each of those ingredients below!


Broccoli is one of my favorites to roast! It gets nice and crunchy and is a far cry from the steamed bland vegetables of my childhood. It’s also great raw in cold salads or as a snack.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some other broccoli recipes to try:


Cauliflower might not be everyone’s favorite, but having it roasted is always a great option! With the increase in popularity of cauliflower rice, you can use that as a substitute or even hide it in other veggies to bulk up some meals.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some other cauliflower recipes to try:


Kale will always feel like you are getting all your veggies in! It’s great in a raw massaged salad or sautéed as a side dish. If you’re looking to add more greens to your day, kale is even a great option in smoothies.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some other kale recipes to try:

Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash is technically a fruit which is news to me, but since it’s treated as a vegetable so I’m putting it here. It’s a flavor that is peak comfort and coziness to me so these recipes will always taste like a hug!

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some butternut squash recipes to try:

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is another underutilized vegetable, but one that is SO delicious roasted. Stuff it with some sausage and mushrooms and you’ll have a perfect winter dish.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some acorn squash recipes to try:


Beets might not always seem like everyone’s favorite, but prepared correctly, they can bring a meal a ton of flavor! Be sure to be cautious with the coloring when you’re cutting it, but the color will brighten up any dish.

Luckily I’ve got a ton of great beet recipes for you from other food bloggers!

Here are some beet recipes to try:


Turnips are a quintessential winter and root vegetable. They are closer to radishes than they are to potatoes or beets, but it’s a much milder in flavor. Roast the turnips for a side dish or blend them to create a cozy soup!

Here are some turnip recipes to try:

Celery Root

Celery root or celeriac is another winter root vegetable that you may not have tried cooking before. It’s a great option to use to create a new kind of mashed vegetables. Pair it with beets for a winter salad or side dish!

Here are some celery root recipes to try:

What Fruits are in Season in January?

Winter citrus is a great way to start the year! Lemons, oranges, and grapefruits are all ripe for picking in January.


Lemon recipes range from drinks to desserts to savory dishes. It’s a fruit that is a perfect accent with just about anything!

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some lemon recipes to try:


Oranges and orange juice only gets better in the winter. Drink it on it’s own for some Vitamin C or add it to a sauce for a great dinner option.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Here are some orange recipes to try:


Grapefruit is a great option for cocktails or desserts! It’s a perfect tart fruit that pairs well with other fruits, spices like cardamom and cinnamon, or even fresh herbs like rosemary and mint.

Here are some recipes from the site to try:

Grapefruit Recipes

Here are some grapefruit recipes to try:

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