One of the best ways to save money on fresh fruits and vegetables is to buy what’s in season. If you purchase food at a farmers’ market, you’re automatically eating with the seasons. You can also tell what’s in season by looking at the sales ads for grocery stores. Foods that are in season will usually be on sale or cheaper than other produce items.
Because local, in-season produce in the upper half of the United States is still more limited in March, your prices may be higher this time of year primarily because of transport costs. While eating with the seasons is still possible, you may have to stretch the distance you’re willing for your food to travel.