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It may be hard to believe that fresh Michigan foods can be purchased in the winter, but extended season production, storage crops and processed foods help institutions use local food year round. Michigan’s food processing sector employs more than 130,000 people and generates nearly $25 billion in economic activity. Help grow this sector by sourcing Michigan-grown and –processed items frozen, dried and canned! 

If you don’t currently use these products on your menu, visit the resource page or download this seasonality calendar to see what other products are available in the winter, such as spinach and other storage crops such as potatoes, onions and winter squash.

Click on the image below to learn more about that food.