Pick seasonal produce.
When produce is in season and is plentiful, prices fall. But when it’s out of season and there’s less of it, we pay more. Moreover, out-of-season produce is often imported, which has another downside besides increased cost. “Produce that has to be shipped thousands of miles has to be picked before it’s ripe,” says Phil Lempert, editor of Supermarketguru.com. “That means you get less taste for your money.” Find out what items are coming into peak season now with our In Season spring guide.