Save Grocery Money, Buy In Season Produce

A few days ago I came upon this brilliant article by The Every Girl titled “The Only Grocery Shopping List You’ll Ever Need,” I was amazed at how simple yet perfect their list was, and how quick that meal plan is to put together. Since I am one for meal planning, I spent the majority of reading this article shaking my head, a bit in shock on how I didn’t discover such simplicity myself.

What I especially like about this piece is how it recommends for people to pick up in-season produce. I started to think about this more realizing that in-season produce is actually cheaper for one to buy. But how in the world is one to figure out what in-season produce is?

Wanting something like this myself, I decided to put together a small graphic for all of you on the fruits and vegetables to focus on in the spring, summer, winter, and fall. Save yourself the energy of having to decipher what is in-season and out-of-season by saving this on your phone, your desktop, your Pinterest, etc.

As you notice some of these items are always in season (I don’t think I could live without bananas, #praise). However, some of these listed fruits and vegetables are also in-season during other times as well. Here’s the full list:

  • Apricots (spring & summer)
  • Beets (summer & fall)
  • Bell Peppers (summer & fall)
  • Cabbage (fall & winter)
  • Collard Greens (spring, summer, fall)
  • Garlic (spring, summer, fall)
  • Green Beans (summer & fall)
  • Kale (winter & fall)
  • Lettuce (spring & fall)
  • Mangos (summer & fall)
  • Mushrooms (spring & fall)
  • Onions (winter, spring & fall)
  • Parsnips (winter & fall)
  • Peas (spring & fall)
  • Pineapple (winter & fall)
  • Radishes (spring & fall)
  • Raspberries (summer & fall)
  • Strawberries (spring & summer)
  • Sweet Potatoes/Yams (winter & fall)
  • Swiss Chard (spring & fall)
  • Turnips (winter, spring, fall)
  • Winter Squash (winter & fall)

Also just so we’re in the clear, avocados are an every season item. I have to admit I realized they were not in there once I finished the graphic, so I thought I would let you know.

What are some other lists that you wish you had when it comes to saving money, meal prepping, and more? Share them in the comments I would love to create more of these!

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