I wish I could say those carrots were delicious, but my daughter and husband ate them all before I could try one. However, I got the last laugh because guess who ate all the broccoli? Yup! My tummy and taste buds loved that broccoli. So, there you go. Even though it takes more time than growing in the summer, winter gardening is not an oxymoron.
Check out this page from Ed Hume Seeds or this one from a nursery in Davis, CA for ideas on what to plant for your Winter/Spring garden. You'll notice that they talk about ideas for fall gardens on those sites. Fall is long behind us, but we are cool enough in Yreka that we can plant a lot of fall crops in the spring and have really good luck with them. Let us know if you have any questions about growing in the cold.