Eat Healthy with In-Season Produce
We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us and that most of us probably need to eat more of them on a daily basis. There’s a general belief that fresh fruits and vegetables are pricier than canned options, although the canned versions usually contain preservatives and sodium that we don’t need. Fresh produce doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you eat foods in their peak season. Here are ways to make the most of your food budget and support local farmers at the same time.
- Not sure what’s in season this time of year? The USDA offers a handy list at healthymeals.nal.usda.gov.
- Visit farmers’ markets that offer locally grown foods direct to the public, which can make it less expensive than buying the same foods at a grocery store.