Seasonal Savings: What’s in Season for August

August 3, 2011

It’s another new month and it’s time to take a look at what’s in season in your area. Be sure to check the What’s in Season Map to see what items you might not only be able to save money on but which tend to be the freshest. I often buy up extra in-season items to freeze for when the prices are higher. Several items freeze easily and can store flat in a Ziploc-type bag in your freezer.

Here’s what’s in Season for Illinois:

Peppers
Corn
Eggplant
Melon
Nectarines
Peaches
Plums
Summer Squash
Tomatoes
Watermelon

Other things not on their list that might be in season are green beans and garlic. Green beans are such an easy item to freeze for future months for a vegetable side or maybe for stir-fry meals.

I’m hoping you’ll take time to find a Farmer’s Market near you to get some locally grown in-season foods this month. You can use Local Harvest to see if there’s one near you. Buying in-season items are a great way to get produce on your table without breaking your grocery budget!

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