Savvy Shopper

Save on In-Season Produce

Certain fruits and vegetables can cost less and be fresher when they're in-season.
Jen Freeman, January 2018

The optimum way to save on fruits and vegetables is to buy when in season. They’ll be less expensive and at peak flavor. Keep this list to help you target the best deals this year.

January: Avocado, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, grapefruit, kale, kiwi, oranges, pears, spinach & tangerines.

February: Artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard, collards, kale, kiwi, leeks, potatoes & spinach.

March: Asparagus, avocado, Haas, oranges, cabbage, collards, fennel, kale, leek, lemon, lime, peas, radish, rhubarb & tangerines.

April: Artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, broccoli, grapefruit, mushrooms, onions, peas, radish & strawberries.

May: Apricots, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, green beans, berries, beets, cherries, sweet Vidalia onions, peas in pods & strawberries.

June: Apricots, all berries, cherries, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, honeydew, nectarines, peaches, peas, Roma tomatoes, squash, Vidalia and red onions & watermelon.

July: Blueberries, cherries, corn, cucumber, leaf lettuce, eggplant, figs, garlic, grapes, green beans, Valencia oranges, okra, peaches, pears, bell peppers & plums.

August: Avocado, bell peppers, berries, cucumber, eggplant, figs, grapes, green beans, melons, okra, onion, peaches, plums, squash & tomatillo.

September: Apples, artichokes, beans, bell peppers, chili peppers, cucumber, eggplant, grapes, pears, pomegranate & pumpkins.

October: Apples, artichokes, arugula, beets, brussels sprouts, chard, chestnuts, cranberries, parsnip, persimmons, sweet potatoes, winter squash, turnips & yams.

November: Anjou/Comic pears, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, red cabbage, cranberries, kiwi, squash & yams.

December: Bok choy, cabbage, citrus, kale, leeks, papayas, parsnip, pears, pomegranates, rutabagas, & turnips.

Jen Freeman is a couponing expert, television personality and lifestyle coach. You can visit her website at


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