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Make a Master Grocery List

Manage your budget and avoid impulse buying by making a list of the items you need each time you shop. Trips to the store to buy just one or two forgotten items can lead to impulse shopping. A good grocery list cuts down on these extra trips.

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In Season

Some fruits and vegetables are less expensive when they are in season – meaning they are just ripe from the fields. When a food is in season it is typically in big supply which means the price goes down. Not only is the price lower, but often the flavor is better as well. Just picture sweet corn in the summer and apples in the fall! A trip to the local farmers market will give you clues about what is in season in your area. Shopping at your local farmers market also supports farmers near you.

Most fruits and vegetables are available year-round in the grocery store; however, prices will vary based on the season. When it comes to health benefits, all forms of fruits and vegetables are nutritious – fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100% juice.