Looking for ways to save money at the grocery store and improve the health of your family members? Look at what Fruits are in Season.
When selecting fruit, give each piece a slight squeeze and look for firm texture with a slight give. Smell the fruit, too—a sweet, fresh fragrance indicates ripeness.
· Blackberries, blueberries & raspberries
· Nectarines & peaches
What Vegetables are in Season?
When scoping out the vegetable section, color is your biggest indicator of ripeness. Avoid pieces that are bruised, wilted or dull in their hue.
· Snap peas
Tip: When choosing asparagus, look for extra-thick, blemish-free stalks and tight buds. Be sure to cut off any wooden ends before preparing them.
· Green Beans
· Acorn & butternut squash
Tip: In addition to veggies, there are lots of nuts that are especially ripe in the winter months, like sweet, starchy chestnuts.