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A Winter Trip to the Farmers’ Market

Food and Fitness

We usually associate the farmers market with summertime, but did you know some of Portland’s markets are open in the winter? In this episode we’ll explore the fresh produce that’s available in the winter and how we can use it to help nourish ourselves year round.

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In this Episode

What’s available at the market during the winter (and how are they good for me)?

  • Potatoes – Potassium, Fiber, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Protein
  • Onions – Fiber, Vitamin C. Onion are also a prebiotic, helping with digestion
  • Squash – Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
  • Brussels Sprouts – Fiber, Vitamin C (124% per serving), Vitamin A, Vitamin B-6, Potassium, Protein
  • Kale – Vitamin C (134% per serving), Vitamin A (133% per serving), Calcium, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Protein
  • Spinach – Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Iron
  • Beets – Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin C, Magnesium, Iron, Protein
  • Broccoli – Potassium, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C (220% per serving), Vitamin B-6, Protein
  • Cauliflower – Potassium, Fiber, Protein, Calcium, Vitamin C (472% per serving), Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, Iron
  • Carrots – Vitamin A (203% per serving), Potassium, Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C
  • Apples – Fiber, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B-6

Winter stock ups at the Montavilla Farmer’s Market

  • Dec. 18
  • Jan. 15
  • Feb. 12

All stock ups from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Author: LivingWell PDX Blog

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