You’ve read part 1, so now it’s time for part 2.
Find out how you can save money each time you visit the supermarket by purchasing fruit and vegetables that are in season. Follow our month-by-month guide to find out exactly which produce to buy from July to December.
During July you will be able to save money purchasing vegetables like green beans, red onions, potatoes, bell peppers, summer squash, eggplant and corn. Different fruits start coming into season, such as asian pears, figs, watermelon, blueberries, Bartlett pears, grapes, peaches, nectarines, valencia oranges, plums and tomatoes.
Top Tip: Summer means the best fruit is available at the lowest price, so it’s a great time to make your own fruit salad.
Towards the end of summer, lighter vegetables are still in-season, which is ideal for those of use who love salads. Save money when you buy bell pepper, corn, green beans, summer squash, eggplant and onions during August. There is still a wider range of fruit in-season and on sale. Cheap options include grapes, peaches, figs, plums, gravenstein apples, berries, melons, haas avocado, Bartlett pears, tomatoes, and raspberries.
Top Tip: Try making a tasty salsa using in-season produce. Bell pepper, tomatoes, corn and onion are all in-season!
With a new season, comes new season vegetables. Get ready for fall with chili peppers, eggplant, artichokes, onions, beans and our favorite – winter squash. Fruit is still abundant, with money saving options like watermelon, apples, grapes, asian pears, tomatoes, valencia oranges, pomegranate and bartlett pears,
Top Tip: From now on, fruit is going to get more expensive, so why not stock up on your favorites and start freezing them. These frozen fruits can then be used when preparing desserts throughout Fall and Winter.
Fall is here! Halloween and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. All your favorite gourds are in-season, which makes it easy save money when purchasing turnips, sweet potatoes, yams, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, chard, beets, cabbages, broccoli, pumpkin, parsnip, spinach, potatoes and winter squash. Fruit is limited, but fortunately what is available is perfect for desserts and sweet pies. Try pomegranate, apples, lemons, pears and cranberries
Top Tip: Start adding more vegetables into your diet and get into the spirit of Fall. Try roasting and baking in-season vegetables for a satisfying meal that will also save you money.
If you’re looking to save money in November, try stocking up on squash, beets, yams, broccoli, cabbages, celery, Brussels sprouts, carrots and potatoes. Citrus fruits start to come back in season, which is good news for those of use who love orange juice in the morning. Budget fruit options include lemons, kiwi, Comic pears, Anjou pears, oranges and cranberries.
Top Tip: Make the most of in-season vegetables by seasoning potatoes, carrrots, squash and yams with herbs. This will stop you from getting sick of eating the same foods all throughout fall.
The first month of Winter means different vegetables will start to come into season. If you want to save money, you can enjoy broccoli, cabbages, yams, beets, carrots, squash, celery and potatoes throughout December. When it comes to fruit, affordable options in December include comice pears, cranberries, Anjou pears, lemons, kiwi and orange.
Top Tip: Stew in-season pears, adding brown sugar and cinnamon for a comforting and affordable dessert.