A great way to save money is to take advantage of seasonal savings. Time to take a look at what’s in season for your area for April. Be sure to check the What’s in Season Map to see what items you possibly save money on. In-season items also 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: (Check the map for your area)
These are just some of the things you might see at a discounted price in the grocery stores or what you might find at most farmer’s markets right now, if you are lucky enough to still have one open near you. Ours doesn’t open until the end of April and I can’t wait for when it does! If you haven’t been to a farmer’s market yet, you can use Local Harvest to see if there’s one near you. Some of my favorite things to pick up at ours are eggs, honey, in-season veggies and Organic meats.
Here are some other options for freezing:
~Buying onions and peas and freezing – would be great to have chopped and ready for things such as stir-frys, fajitas or for extra flavor for soups/stews
~Blanching broccoli to have frozen broccoli on hand for a vegetable side dish
~The kids love eating asparagus when they are “feeding their pandas” during our Rice Panda Nights
What have you been finding seasonal savings on right now? (And it doesn’t have to be just food!)