Realize you can
save money on your vegetables simply by keeping track of what
vegetables are in season? Not everyone realizes that broccoli
is least expensive during the wintertime or that green onions
are most expensive during that same time period.
How can you know
what things are in season when? Even the most basic vegetable
gardening books can tell you. And some grocery stores even
offer a pamphlet on the vegetable seasons, so you can plan
on purchasing fruits and vegetables for canning when they
are at their cheapest.
When you plan ahead
on vegetable season, you can actually spend money on those
expensive vegetables when you can get them at their cheapest.
So if you're an asparagus lover, your best bet is to buy it
between April and June. And if you like to dress up your salads
with mustard greens, know that you will get the best price
during the summer months.