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Ways To Save: Shopping In Season

Ways to Save: Shopping in Season

There’s an old saying that holds a lot of truth: “There’s nothing so rare as true love and homegrown tomatoes.” There are fruits and vegetables available for each month and season of the year. For peak flavor and good value, buy fresh fruits and veggies in season.

Here’s a guide to help you find the best produce deals for every season.

Winter: (December through February) Asparagus, beets, grapefruit, leeks, lemons, mushrooms, onion, oranges, pears, potatoes, spinach, sweet potatoes, tomatoes (hot house), turnips, and winter squash

Spring: (March through May) Apricots, baby arugula, blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, fennel, greens, green beans, honeydew melon, leeks, lettuce, mangos, mushrooms, onions, peaches, radishes, strawberries, sweet corn and tomatoes

Summer: (June through August) Apples, apricots, beets, bell peppers, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, carrots, cherries, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapefruits, grapes, green beans, honeydew melon, hot peppers, kiwi, lima beans, mushrooms, peaches, pears, persimmons, red potatoes, summer squash, sweet corn, sweet peppers, tomatoes and watermelon

Fall: (September through November) Apples, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cranberries, eggplant, garlic, ginger, grapes, mushrooms, onions, pumpkins, radishes, spinach, summer squash, tomatoes (hot house), winter squash.

No matter what month it is bananas, celery and potatoes are always in season.

You should have at least 2 servings of fruit and 3 servings of vegetables a day? Buy extra while they’re in season and freeze some, so you can enjoy them throughout the year.