Shop for vegetables according to what's in season. Fresh vegetables taste great and are full of nutrients. The shorter the time between farm and plate, the better.
Funny story: We posted this on a snowy November day. Thanks to root cellars and other forms of cold storage, though, you should be able to track down locally-grown or Atlantic Canada-grown beets, cabbages, carrots, parsnips, onions, and turnips through much of the winter.
If you're looking for information about what's in season here in the province, we've made this handy-dandy chart to help you out: http://rootcellarsrock.ca/nl-seasonality-chart/
Other links: The Buy Local Buy Fresh map is an excellent resource for folks on the Avalon Peninsula. http://avalonfresh.ca/
The NL Farm Guide includes a detailed list of farms across the province. http://www.nr.gov.nl.ca/nr/publications/agrifoods/nl_farm_guide.pdf