This is just a list of the items that are potentially available during January - Some items are at their best others readily available. If you have access to a good vegetable market and/or meat/fish market or Butcher it will help you choose what you cook for your family - our Fish/Meat Market in Peterborough is very reasonable price wise and they also cater for the mixed community in Peterborough so you do tend to get some unusual things. I noticed when I was in there the other day that they had dried salt cod avaialable and half a pigs head/full pigs head, oxtails, fillets etc. I bought a load of pigs liver for making pate from here quite cheaply.
With regard to vegetables if you can afford it is worth investing in a vegetable box scheme or alternatively if you don't have a market it might be worth making friends with an allotment owner or better still having a go yourself. It will bring you all kinds of new experiences and lots of friends.
SO WHATS IN SEASON THIS MONTH - HERE WE GO
Pears (Concorde, Doyenne du Comice and Conference)
Cabbage - Red, White and various green varieties
Greens - Spring and Winter including Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Shellfish and Fish