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When to Buy Fruits and Vegetables In Season

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When to Buy Fruits and Vegetables In Season

One of the best ways to save money on fruits and vegetables is to only buy them when they’re in season. Since the stores are flooded with this ripe produce, they put it on sale. Plus, in-season produce always tastes better than trying to buy it when it’s out of season.

Basically, if you’re buying strawberries in December, they’re going to be crazy-expensive and probably won’t taste all that great. 

It’s often pretty easy to tell what’s in season simply based on your store’s sale ads. However, if you need a reminder, this post is a guide for when to buy fruits and vegetables in season, by season.

Note: This list is for the US, and even then, there is some variation based on where you live.

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Spring (March, April, May)

Fruits:

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Cherries
  • Mangos
  • Pineapples
  • Strawberries

Vegetables:

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
Fruits and Vegetables in Season in the Spring

Summer (June, July, August)

Fruits:

  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelon

Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Bell Peppers
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Summer Squash
  • Zucchini
  • Snap Peas
Fruits and Vegetables in Season in the Summer

Fall (September, October, November)

Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Swiss Chard
Fruits and Vegetables in Season in the Fall

Winter (December, January, February)

Fruits:

  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Tangerines

Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Radishes
Fruits and Vegetables in Season in the Winter

Year-Round

Fruits:

  • Bananas

We buy a whole lot of fresh produce each week! But what we buy changes depending on the time of year. Buying fruits and vegetables in season helps us save money and ensures we’re getting good quality, delicious food.

Do you pay attention to what’s in season? Does it change what fruits and vegetables you buy throughout the year?

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