Before writing up your grocery lists this spring, you may want to consider stocking up on peak-season produce. Choosing fruits and veggies at their prime not only means that you’ll be buying local, eco-friendly, fresh fare, but it’ll also leave you with more cash in your pocket! Buying “fresh” strawberries mid-winter, for example, can be pricey as you’re covering the cost of having them shipped from a southern destination (and you’ve probably discovered that the taste suffers as well!). Opting for local fare can save you big bucks, plus it’s often found in greater supply at your supermarket.
TIP: Check out the ends of each aisle in your grocer’s produce section – that’s where the seasonal fare is usually stocked.
Here’s a list of spring fruits and vegetables to keep your eye out for over the next few weeks and months. To find out more about what produce is at its peak in your neck of the woods, visit a local farmers’ market and don’t be afraid to ask questions! Not sure where to find your nearest outdoor grocer? Check out Farmers’ Markets Canada (http://www.farmersmarketscanada.ca/).
Leeks (also helpful in combating seasonal allergies)
Sugar snap peas
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