Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Smart Shopping: In-Season Fruits and Veggies
Shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables can be very expensive and frustrating. As college students, the salad bar selections on campus are typically insanely overpriced "fresh" fruits and vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and canned peaches. Let's face it: that gets old really, really quickly. But if you want to stay healthy (which you do, because doctor visits and medicine are all expensive!) the trick is to purchase your fresh produce while it's in-season. In-season means it doesn't have to travel from some remote sunny place or a temperature-controlled greenhouse to your local grocery store: it just grows outside nearby with no problems. The reduced transportation and other fees associated with growing produce off-season makes it WAY cheaper to buy produce when it actually grows naturally! Here is a list for November's in-season produce:
Go to http://tastespotting.com to search for delicious recipes using your affordable fresh produce, or simply google search for "[Fruit/Veggie] Recipes." Post your favorites here!