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Buying Seasonal Produce

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Fruit and vegetables on a budget

It may come as a surprise but fruit and vegetables can actually be among the cheapest items in a supermarket. You just have to know when to buy them. Buying fruit and vegetables in season often means they’ll be cheaper and better quality.

 

January
Fruit: banana, grapes, orange, peach, plum, rockmelon, watermelon, strawberries

Vegetables: tomato, beetroot, broccoli, capsicum, carrot, lettuce, zucchini

February
Fruit: banana, blueberries, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, strawberries, watermelon

Vegetables: tomato, beetroot, cucumber, lettuce, celery, beans, sweet corn
 

March
Fruit: apples, apricots, bananas, grapes, nectarines, peach


Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, eggplant, potato, snow peas, zucchini
 

April
Fruit:
apple, banana, grapes, figs

Vegetables: beans, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, lettuce, potato, pumpkin, zucchini

May
Fruit: apples, banana, grapefruit, grapes, kiwifruit

Vegetables: broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, mushrooms, potato, pumpkin
 

June
Fruit: banana, grapefruit, kiwifruit, mandarins

Vegetables: broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, potato, pumpkin
 

July
Fruit:
banana, grapefruit, lemon, mandarins, orange

Vegetables: broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, mushrooms, potato

August
Fruit:
banana, grapefruit, lemon, mandarins, orange

Vegetables: broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, silverbeet
 

September
Fruit:
banana, grapefruit, lemon, orange

Vegetables: artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, spinach
 

October
Fruit:
banana, grapefruit, lemon Vegetables: artichoke, asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, leek, mushrooms, spinach
 
November
Fruit:
banana, lemon, orange

Vegetables: asparagus, beetroot, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, peas
 

December
Fruit: banana, cherries, honeydew, raspberries, strawberries

Vegetables: broccoli, cabbage, celery, cucumber, lettuce, mushrooms, spinach, zucchini 

(Source: Adapted from Better Health Channel ‘What’s In Season’, see below)