Sweet potatoes are widely grown in Maine, and are typically harvested in October. After harvesting they are cured, then are available at farmers’ markets, farm stores, through winter CSAs, and in local groceries. Look for sweet potatoes with smooth, unblemished skin. Store them in a cool, dark place (not in the refrigerator) and they will keep well for much of the winter. They may be baked, steamed, or roasted, much like regular white potatoes, but are particularly rich in fiber and vitamins. For a warming winter dish, try this vegan peanut stew (feel free to swap out the collard greens for Maine-grown kale or cabbage, which are easy to find in the winter!).