Save on In Season Produce in September
Posted on Monday, September 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 am
The very best time to buy a particular fruit or vegetable is when it is in season. This is when you can find it for the lowest price of the year. Feed your family fresh produce and save money while doing it. Each month, certain types of produce are in season. Here is a quick list of what to look for in your grocery store’s produce section in September.
Apples – Slice them up and dip them in peanut butter
Blackberries – You are running out of time to enjoy fresh berries
Blueberries – A great addition to pancakes
Cantaloupe – Alternative to watermelon
Figs – Helps assist digestion
Grapes – An easy school lunch snack
Mangoes – Nice and tropical
Nectarines – Similar to a peach
Peaches – Both the white and yellow varieties are in season this month
Pears – Add to a banana loaf
Persimmons – Did you know this fruit is of Chinese origin?
Plums – Another easy snack for a school lunch
Pomegranates – Be careful! The juice can stain whatever it touches.
Acorn Squash – Makes people think of Fall
Artichokes – Grill them and serve with pasta
Beets – You either love them or you hate them
Broccoli – Excellent in a stir fry dish
Butternut Squash – Makes a nice soup!
Cabbage – Shred it and fry it with bacon!
Cauliflower – Sneak some into your kids macaroni and cheese
Carrots – Try a carrot raisin salad
Chile Peppers – Add some heat to your recipes
Cucumber – Nice in a salad
Eggplant – Described as one of the world’s healthiest foods
Garlic – Goes great in so many recipes!
Green Beans – Tasty in a stir fry
Horseradish – Another way to add some kick to your recipes
Leeks – Nice alternative to onions
Lettuce – The basis of a great salad
Mushrooms – Saute them with butter!
New Potatoes – Favorite food of kids and adults
Okra – An ingredient in Southern cooking recipes
Peppers – Green, red, or yellow – all are in season now!
Pumpkin – - You can get a lot of food out of a pumpkin
Red Onions – Slightly different taste than white or yellow onions
Spinach – Another very healthy food
Sweet Potatoes – Alternative to other types of potatoes
Sweet Corn – Great in a salsa
Swiss Chard – Used in Mediterranean cooking
Tomatoes – Time for a nice BLT sandwich!