Produce that’s in season tends to have the best sales.
Buying out of season usually means paying outrageous prices for fruit or veggies that are not very good.
For example, it costs around $5 or more for a little carton of strawberries in the wintertime and they are usually green. However, during the spring and summer I have gotten ripe, delicious strawberries on sale for around $1.25 per carton. That’s 4 cartons for the price of 1. (Zaycon Foods has Strawberries on sale for the Boise area right now!)
Buying in season is not only cheaper, but it’s also healthier for you because the fresher fruit has more nutrients.
Plus, you can always freeze your bounty after a sale. That way, come fall, when you’re craving some strawberry shortcake, you can make it without paying $5 for one small carton of berries.
You can also make jam with your cheap strawberries. Once you have made a lot of jam, put the jam in freezer-safe containers and store it in the freezer for later use.
Read tips on how to eat fresh for less.