With this post I will list things that are locally available and either in season or that can be stored long term either in the ground or in a root cellar. I will not include foods that are preserved from previous seasons by drying, dehydrating, smoking, canning, freezing, salting or other preservation methods.
Those items from the ground or the root cellar:
wheat and other grains including corn, oats, millet, barley, quinoa, rye, etc.
carrots (mine never stopped growing or got mulched by me)
cabbage (I have some in the greenhouse, but some wintered out doors due to lack of space) also it can be stored in a root cellar.
Those that can be grown and harvested right now:
baby lettuce (full grown if grown in a green house)
rhubarb (this the "fruit" that bridges from fall apples to spring berries)
carrots - overwintered
cauliflower - overwintered
asparagus (mine are only on their first year so no harvesting this year)
morel (I have not found any yet, but I should before the end of the month)
cilantro - greenhouse
garlic - green or immature garlic
onion - some fall planted varieties are beginning to fatten about now.
Animal based foods available now:
chicken - I think now is the wrong time to eat them since they are about to reproduce for a spring flock. But if you have excess rosters that are not needed for breeding it would be a good time to eat them now.
veal - if you can afford it and get over mentally eating an infant cow. Most veal comes from milk cow calves in commercial operations. You can share the milk with the calf or let one cow feed two calves while you milk the other, but this is "inefficient" in a commercial milk operation. Some commercial operations bottle feed formula to the calves till they can be weaned and sold.
and any other dairy products
there are also a few wild plants and animals available this month.
wild hog (this animal is an invasive species and there is no closed season in Georgia)
game birds and small game if still in season (Georgia's season closed at the end of last month, but you could still have them in your refrigerator)
wild fish - crappie, bass, catfish, bream (sunfish), etc.
If you know any other wild, gardened, or stored foods that are available please let me know in the comment section. Thanks