But when we went to the green market last weekend, there was not much to be had. Compare these images with the thriving market of last summer.
The hardy farmers get credit for coming each week. So far the only day they closed was when the wind chills were well below zero and ice and snow were in the forecast.
You might notice the wool market. I'll bet that's popular in the winter.
I'd read somewhere recently that kale was helpful in boosting your immune system. Given that I work in a school, a strong immune system is a particularly good thing.
So I had this idea.
I had a bag of Glory kale which I boiled briefly - just enough to take off the raw edge and make it more chewable. The kale is also hardy enough to stand up to the rest of the ingredients -
A glorious beet
A pumello that I'd been waiting to eat
and some lentils for protein. And Voila! A beautiful winter salad.
What do you eat when you're craving something healthy and fresh when there's not much fresh available?