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Seasonal Produce Month by Month List

6:30 pm

by Jennifer Freeman

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Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables Month by Month

The number one way to save on produce is with simple strategy! Let me explain further because it is just a tiny bit of planning to make your produce savings happen.

First, would you agree the very best and most flavorful produce is when the fresh vegetable or fruit is in season? I sure hope you do! It only stands to reason if the produce is in season it’s at peak flavor and its bounty will keep the cost lower. It’s supply and demand!

Now, the strategy for saving on fruits and vegetables is to know what produce is in season and shop those items first. I would not plan a watermelon salad at Christmas time, it is way too costly! Instead I would stick to watermelon in the summer!

Since we are having most of our produce come from outside the US produce month by month is a bit trickier because of the different and longer growing seasons elsewhere.  Some of the items I list you certainly will still find during different times at decent prices.  Just be sure to jot down your “Buy” price point to know what is a great deal for you, no matter the time of year!

Buy Produce With Strategy – Purchase What’s in Season!

Check out my list of seasonal produce month by month, season by season. When looking at the sales ads you will see the produce sales and most likely, the sale will coincide with the seasonal best deals. Plan your menu around those fruits and vegetables FIRST, then add a bit extra for variety.

TIP: Consider freezing or canning the seasonal produce to have for future use.
Pick it up now at the rock bottom price and prepare it for upcoming months.
See my DIY California Blend

What vegetables and fruits are in season month by month.

Celery, potatoes and bananas have pretty consistent pricing all year long. My seasonal produce list may be slightly different in your climate. Some produce will be a seasonal best for a few months, try some new recipes and enjoy!

Print this Seasonal Produce Month by Month list for future reference.  Go as far as making notes of the last price you paid and try to beat that price.

Seasonal Produce In January:
oranges, pears, grapefruit, tangerines, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, avocado, cabbage, & spinach.

Seasonal Produce In February:
artichoke, asparagus, raspberries, potatoes, strawberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, leeks, avocado, & spinach.

Seasonal Produce In March:
artichoke, asparagus, avocado, Haas, broccoli, blood oranges, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, fennel, kale, leek, lemon, lime, mushrooms, onions, orange, peas, radish, rhubarb, spinach, strawberries, & tangerines.

Seasonal Produce In April:
artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, grapefruit, Hass avocado, mushrooms, onions, peas, & rhubarb.

Seasonal Produce In May:
apricots, artichokes, asparagus, avocado,green beans, cherries, beets, blackberries, carrots, onions, sweet Vidalia onions, peas, edible pods, English/Shelling peas, new potatoes, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries.

Seasonal Produce In June:
apricots, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, broad beans, cherries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, peas, potatoes, raspberries, red onions, Roma tomatoes, summer squash, strawberries, sweet Vidalia onions, tomatoes, & watermelon.

Seasonal Produce In July:
Asian pears, Bartlett pears, green beans, blueberries, cherries, corn, cucumber, curly lettuce, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, nectarines, red onions, Valencia oranges, okra, peaches, peppers (sweet, bell), plums, summer squash, tomatoes including Roma tomatoes & watermelon.

Seasonal Produce In August:
Apple, Hass avocado, beans, green beans, berries, corn, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, peaches, pears, bell pepper, plums, raspberries, summer squash, tomatillo, & tomatoes.

Seasonal Produce In September:
apples, artichokes, beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, corn, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, pears (Asian, Bartlett), pomegranate, pumpkins, squash, tomatillo, tomatoes

Seasonal Produce In October:
almonds, apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, chard, chestnuts, cranberries, lemons, parsnip, pears, persimmons, pomegranate, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, winter squash, turnips, yams, & sweetcorn.

Seasonal Produce In November:
Anjou pears, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, red cabbage, carrots, celery, Comic pears, cranberries, kiwi, lemons, oranges, persimmons, squash, and yams. Watch for potatoes priced special for Thanksgiving!

Seasonal Produce In December:
broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, grapefruit, kale, leeks, mushrooms, oranges, papayas, parsnips, pears, persimmons, pomegranates, rutabagas, sweet potatoes, tangelos, tangerines, turnips

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7 Easy Ways To Save On Produce

10:00 am

by Jennifer Freeman


Top Ways To Save On Produce

Video Link – Save On Produce

Over the last few weeks I realized there are many things I do to save on produce purchased in our house. We like to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegi’s and any kind we are open to! My kids (thankfully) eat and enjoy the bright colorful vegi’s I serve during meals and snacks. Alexanders most loved vegetable is pickled beets, Grandma’s homemade is his favorite.

7 Easy Ways To Save On Produce

#1 Way to save on produce — Bountiful Baskets. This isn’t new to many of you because I certainly have shared this before, but have you tried the “extras” that are offered each week? (Here is an introduction to Bountiful Baskets) It is a fantastic way to increase the amount of produce you get each week for only a few extra dollars. The first “basket” runs $17 (or $25 for organic) then you can add the extra options. Each week they vary slightly, but to ensure you can select one get on right way when your ordering time opens on Mondays because these packs can be limited.

The one I show in the video was called a Smoothie pack and it was only $8! Also, they offer cases of produce that vary during each season/week. Last week I was able to pick up 25 pounds of Roma tomatoes.

Reader Sallie was kind enough share this with me: I just want to thank you again for mentioning Bountiful Baskets in your posts. I started participating in February because of a post you made. It has changed my life and the lives of my family! Not only do I save money, I eat healthier and I’m a much more adventurous eater! I’d been telling myself for years that I needed to eat more produce and now I do. It’s a happy surprise every Saturday finding out what I’ll be eating for the week!

See more details about Bountiful Baskets.

Do you have any tips and trick you do to save on produce?
Certainly leave your thoughts and comments in the post! 

#1 Top 7 Ways To Save On Produce

#2 Stop Wasting Produce! But How?

#3 One Simple step will save you $ every time!

#4 Freeze those vegetables

#5 Buy with strategy! Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables ~ A Complete List

#6 Use mobile vegetable coupon savings Ibotta

#7 SavingStar offers 20% off a fruit or vegetable item each week.  Sign up or see more information here.

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Fresh Oranges Savings | Save 20% on Oranges

10:42 am

by Jennifer Freeman

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Click on the image below and get the weekly fresh produce savings from SavingStar in the form of cashback!!  Save 20%  any single purchase of Oranges Expires 9/14/2015  — Save 20%. 

Each week they offer a new fresh produce 20% savings deal!

What is SavingStar?
Find out more about this cashback program.

Be sure to search The Free Coupon Finder for all sorts of hot coupons, including more Savingstar deals!

Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Oranges at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 9/14/2015.Save 20%.

 

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Save on Fresh Produce

How to save on produce is a number one question I get asked in my travels teaching savings.  This is my number way to save on produce.  It is to get my fresh produce wholesale from Bountiful Baskets.  It is pretty amazing stuff!

Get stocked up with Labor Day coming this weekend and snatch some of the best deals on bulk items!  The “extras” don’t always last long.   If you have any interest in saving money on produce, order from Bountiful Baskets.  It is a great way to save on produce.

See my video showing all the produce I get for around only $17!  Product saving video

Click to learn more or order from Bountiful Baskets, a non-profit.

Bountiful baskets is available in many states.  Check their website.  See if your state is one of the 25 states they currently have these fabulous produce deals.   Always check the list for new states.  They are constantly adding new areas.

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Tip Logo How to choose a ripe watermelon.  When choosing a whole watermelon check the rind. It should be matte, not glossy. The bottom (opposite the stem end) should be a creamy color, not bright white.

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Save 20% on any single purchase of loose Cucumbers at participating retailers. See offer info for complete details. Check back every Tuesday for a new Healthy Offer..Expires 6/23/2014.Save 20%.

Save on Produce

Save some cash on your produce savings. SavingStar has their weekly produce eCoupon that gives you 20% Off Cucumbers at participating retailers. Load this to your shoppers card and use it by 6/23/14.

Don’t use SavingStar yet? It’s free to join (click & join) and you get bonus eCoupons to your store loyalty card. When you purchase those products the cash savings is added to your SavingStar account. Once you reach $5 cashout the money for into a bank deposit, PayPal credit or Amazon gift card or more!

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