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Buying fruits and vegetables in season is one of the easiest ways to save money on your grocery bill.  Not only will the produce be fresher, healthier and more abundant it will be a lot cheaper.  Many times you can save even more by shopping your local farmer’s market or roadside stands.

 

Most vegetables and fruits are listed below for easy reference.  In addition, certain areas of the country will have different seasons for some items.  For instance strawberries are in season in Mar-Apr in the south, May-Aug in other parts of the country.

 

When planning your meals try to be mindful of fruits and vegetables that are in season in your area.  Here’s a guide to help you identify the best produce deals month-by-month:

 

January

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Grapefruit, Kale, Leeks, Lemons, Oranges, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Tangelos, Tangerines, Turnips

 

February

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Grapefruit, Kale, Leeks, Lemons, Oranges, Parsnips, Rutabagas, Tangelos, Tangerines, Turnips

 

March 

Artichokes, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Pineapples, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips

 

April

Artichokes, Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Pineapples, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spring Peas

 

May

Apricots, Artichokes, Asparagus, Cherries, Lettuce, Mangoes, Okra, Pineapples, Radishes, Rhubarb, Spring Peas, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Zucchini

 

June

Apricots, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Corn, Kiwi, Lettuce, Mangoes, Peaches, Strawberries, Swiss Chard, Watermelon, Zucchini

 

July

Apricots, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumbers, Green Beans, Kiwi, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mangoes, Okra, Peaches, Peppers, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Zucchini

 

August

Acorn Squash, Apples, Apricots, Blueberries, Butternut Squash, Cantaloupe, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Figs, Green Beans, Kiwi, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mangoes, Okra, Peaches, Peppers, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Winter Squash, Zucchini

 

September

Acorn Squash, Apples, Beets, Butternut Squash, Cantaloupe,  Cauliflower, Eggplant, Figs,  grapes, Green Beans, Lettuce, Mangoes, Mushrooms, Okra, Peppers, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pumpkins, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes

 

October

Acorn Squash, Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cranberries, Grapes, Leeks, Lettuce, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pumpkins, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard, Turnips, Winter Squash

 

November

Beets, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cranberries, Leeks, Mushrooms, Oranges, Parsnips, Pears, Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pumpkins, Rutabagas, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tangerines, Turnips, Winter Squash

 

December

Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Grapefruit, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Oranges, Papayas, Parsnips, Pears, Pomegranates, Rutabagas, Sweet Potatoes, Tangelos, Tangerines, Turnips

 

Usually A Good Deal

Bananas, Celery, Potatoes

 

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