And the veggie of the year is … peas.

The Duluth Community Garden Program made the announcement early New Year's Day on Instagram.

The veggie of the year is connected to the local nonprofit’s healthy-eating initiative to gather people around growing and cooking a single vegetable.

To be considered, a veggie needs to increase food access, grow well in Duluth and store well during a Northland growing season.

The Duluth Community Garden Program named broccoli in 2020 and rutabaga in 2019. Onion, carrot, squash and kohlrabi topped past years.

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The DCGP aims to make gardening accessible providing access to land, resources and community. Among its offerings are seed libraries, tool and book libraries. Visit duluthcommunitygarden.org for more info.