Prices on produce will depend on the area you live in. Texas grows a variety of fruits and veggies, since we have a wide climate range here. I try to allow around $10 in my budget for fresh fruit and veggies. I would rather have fresh than canned. Most of my produce items are purchased at a farmers market store here called Sprouts. They have the best prices.
PRODUCE IN SEASON AND BEST PRICE LIST
These are not organic prices
Asparagus – $1 or less lb
Blue Berries – $1 or less per container
Bell Peppers $0.49 each all colors
Broccoli – $1 or less lb
Cauliflower – $1 or less lb
Corn -$0.25 or less and ear
Cucumbers $0.50 each
Grapes – $1 lb
Jalapeño Peppers – $0.50 lb
Limes – 5 for $1
Mango – 2 for $1
Pineapple -$1 or less
Raspberries $1 or less per container
Spinach $1 or less a lb
Strawberries – $1 lb
Summer Squash – $.88 lb
Tomatoes – $0.66 lb Roma
Onions – $0.49 lb
Berries – Less than a $1 container
Zucchini – $0.88 lb
When there is a good sale I will stock up on the produce is in season. They are much cheaper than buying them frozen when out of season. I will flash freeze them to preserve the freshness. I will even juice oranges, lemons and limes and freeze the juice to use later. Margaritas are so much better with fresh lime juice than the premix stuff. Yummy.
Here is how to flash freeze these wonderful items to enjoy all summer long:
Get a cookie sheet, preferably one with sides. You don’t want all your food sipping off into your freezer all over the place. Wash your fruits or veggies. Place on a cookie sheet. Allow for some spacing and place in the freezer. After about an hour or so you can transfer them into a baggie and store that way. If you have a Sealer you can use that. Here is a coupon to grab one and some baggies too!
This is the sealer I have. Here is a coupon for the sealer and baggies to print right now!
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