Seasonal produce is 100% the best bang for your buck folks. Not only are seasonal fruits and veggies much cheaper. But most importantly, they taste better than their out of season counterparts. By eating seasonally – you’re guaranteed tasty, nutritious and delicious produce. Bonus – you’re also saving a ton of money on your grocery bill. Living frugally is all about maintaining a good quality of life while saving money and buying seasonal produce is a biggie in the frugal living world.
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Out of season fruits and veggies are always overpriced and under-ripe am I right? Nothing sucks more than spending a small fortune on a pint of strawberries only to find out that they are completely lacking in flavor because it’s wintertime. Living in the north east means that we’re faced with inflated prices and lower quality produce around this time of year. As a result, we make it a point to buy only what’s in season. This way, we’re sure we’re getting the best value for our dollar without sacrificing taste and quality.
Here is a break down of a majority of fruits and veggies by season with bonus recipes! This will help you get creative with what’s available to you at any given time of the year and save money in the process. Being limited to cooking with seasonal vegetables doesn’t have to be boring friends. These delicious recipes are sure to please any palette and save you big bucks on your grocery haul!
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Seasonal Produce with Delicious Bonus Recipes
Winter Seasonal Produce & Recipes
2. Unbelievable Cheesy Garlic Brussels Sprout Bake
Spring Seasonal Produce & Recipes
1. Swiss Chard and Shitake Mushroom Casserole
2. Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter, Lemon and Radish Tops
Summer Seasonal Produce & Recipes
1. Summer Vegetable Lasagna With Zucchini, Squash, Eggplant, and Tomato
Fall Seasonal Produce & Recipes
1. Broccoli Cauliflower Salad with Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing
2. Potato, Kale and Mushroom Skillet Hash
3. Roast Pumpkin with Green Beans and Balsamic Dressing
31 thoughts on “Seasonal Produce: How to Save Big on Fruits and Veggies + Bonus Recipes”
Love it! Great to have seasonal lists and recipes…good for health, environment and the pocket to eat these in season! Thanks for sharing ☺
Yup! Thanks for stopping by Anna!
Love the useful charts! Great tips. Pinning this post too!
Great post! Thanks for the great visuals too. I havent seen or heard of shitake mushrooms for years! Great recipes to check out too. Will have to give your recipes a try. All the best on the blog this year!
Shiitakes are one of my faves. They are far more flavour than your traditional button mushroom! Thanks for stopping by Joleisa!
Love the charts. That is good information to know. And the recipes look amazing!
Thanks for stopping by!
This was so informative. I’m always trying to get a better understanding of how seasonal produce works/to take advantage of it. Great ideas here.
Thanks for reading Madison!
I am always googling “what’s in season during _____” these charts are amazing! Just what I needed!
Awesome! Glad you found it helpful!
Buying in season makes such a difference- these charts are helpful!
Thanks for reading Shelby!
I have a page earmarked on my computer so that I can check what is in season. In Arizona we have a program where you can buy up to 60 lbs. of produce for $10. It is produce that would have been thrown away. A lot of it is organic.
That’s awesome! Sadly we don’t have anything similar available to us!
I do love shopping for fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. However, frozen fruits & veg are excellent options, too, when there is not much in season – they still maintain their nutrition and are pretty cheap. You get the best of both worlds when buying seasonal fresh produce and not-in-season frozen produce!
Absolutely! Frozen is such a great way to score out of season produce at great prices!
Great resources. I pinned this to refer back to. I’m always trying to figure out what is in season and stuff. Thanks for sharing. So glad I found your blog.
Great! So glad you found it helpful Kimberly!
I adore these charts! They are so cute and well laid out! I’m working really hard this winter to shop seasonal and I am loving it! I don’t know why I never branched out more before.
It makes grocery shopping (and spending) so much easier!
This is really helpful! I always forget which season we’re in for fruits + veggies!
Glad you found it helpful Rachel! Thanks for stopping by!
I try to always eat what’s in season! This list is a great reminder to have on hand! Loving the looks of the Brussels sprouts bake and the glazed beets!
Glad to hear it! The recipes are so good I make them regularly!
I’ve been shopping seasonably without even realizing it! It’s probably because it was on sale 😉
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Thanks! I’m not very knowledge about when things are in season! This will help better plan meals and save money!
Looks so yummy. I think I am going to have to try this!!
I Love these lists. It is really great to be aware of the \seasonal foods that are available.
Very well presented. Every quote was awesome and thanks for sharing the content. Keep sharing and keep motivating others.