One of the easiest ways to save on the price of vegetables and fruits is by buying them while they are in season. This guide is based what is in season where I live in Pennsylvania. I have provided links to some month-by-month guides for other countries at the end of this page. I will keep updating the list as I find them.
Fruits and Vegetables Month-By-Month Guide
Fresh Vegetables By Month
Fresh Fruit By Month
How to use this Month-by-Month Guide
Use this month-by-month guide to help you decide what produce will be available to you at lower prices when you go to the store. Fresh fruits and vegetables are full of powerful vitamins and minerals that our body needs every day to function properly. Many studies suggest that eating a diet with a lot of fiber reduces risks of digestive cancer. The longer fruits and vegetables sit, the more their nutrients start to decay. So follow this month-to-month guide for optimum nutrition from your produce.
Buying food that is indicated on the month-by-month guide as in season guarantees that you will be purchasing food that is fresh and hasn’t spent most of its time being transported. Many countries provide produce to other countries, but transportation times can be very long. When you buy produce that is in season and available locally you shorten that transportation time to hours or even minutes.
You can also use this month-in-month guide if you are planning to grow your own fruits and vegetables. This will allow you to plan what crops will be ready at what times of the year. This is the best choice for saving and freshness. It is not always an available option to all people. There are many designs available online for making your own indoor gardens if you only have an apartment and no outdoor space.
Why Use This Month-by-Month Guide?
Eating a plant based diet has the benefits of being full of vitamins and minerals. It reduces your risks of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. Dietary fiber is essential to good digestive health. Cooking vegetables destroys vital enzymes and vitamins so eating raw fresh fruits and vegetables can be very advantageous.
Take advantage of this month-by-month guide for savings in your pocket and your health.
Other Month-by-Month Guides