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Eating Local After it Freezes...

megmosa | Jan 4, 2009 11:29 AM

What types of produce still grow in Philadelphia and the general vicinity during the winter? I know just a few weeks ago the greens at the Rittenhouse Farmer's market still looked incredibly good, but I went to the Fair Farm Stand at Reading Terminal Market yesterday and a lot of the stuff was looking past its peak. In addition, they were selling citrus from as far away as Florida.

Now, I know it's the dead of winter, but are their any kinds of produce still growing locally or is everything now coming out of storage? Does cabbage or kale grow now?

What will be the first crops to pop up in the spring?

Lastly---where in Center City is one to find some local produce (other than the farmer's market)? I know Sue's carries a mix as do some of the vendors in Reading Terminal Market. Any other suggestions?

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