The colder months feature citrus. This year, Evan Obsatz, an owner of the Butterfield Markets on the Upper East Side, and his produce specialist, John Weintraub, have gathered offbeat varieties of the fruit in the Madison Avenue store. Yuzu, a green- or yellow-skinned fruit with a flavor that’s increasingly popular thanks to Japanese chefs but hard to find fresh, is being sold, as are striped Eureka lemons with tart pink flesh, Cthulhu-like Buddha’s hands, blood oranges, big etrogs (citrons), makrut limes, pomelos and more. Try the yuzu or the makrut in your next gin and tonic. The availability may vary throughout the season but many varieties should be on hand through February.
Citrus, Butterfield Market, 1150 Madison Avenue (85th Street), 212-758-2800, butterfieldmarket.com.