One of the best ways to maximize taste and budget is to buy fresh vegetables and fruit when they're in-season. You can enjoy fresh produce right away, or you can freeze or preserve your fresh finds for your enjoyment during other months of the year.
For example, while strawberries and broccoli are great in the summer, produce including carrots and beets add flavour and colour to your winter eating.
For a complete list of the peak seasons for produce, bookmark or print Select Nova Scotia’s season availability guide to find out when local produce is in season.
Tips for finding fresh vegetables and fruit:
- Check your local grocery store for fresh produce or visit your local Farmer’s Market.
- Start your own garden! Growing your own veggies is a great way to have delicious, affordable food, and can also be a fun and rewarding family activity.
- Buying from local farmers is a way to support your community’s economy and agriculture.
- Buy produce when it’s in-season.