Think you can’t get much produce on a tight budget? We think otherwise!
Here are some tips to make shopping for produce more easy and affordable:
- Don’t shop when you’re hungry and carry a list. You’ll be more likely to stick to your budget and nutritious food choices.
- Look for washed and bagged salads, baby carrots, celery hearts, broccoli and cauliflower crowns, cherry tomatoes, and shredded cabbage in your grocery store.
- The good news about fruits and veggies in Canada is that we have access to a wide range of fresh produce year round thanks to improved growing, storage and transportation systems. If you’d like to know more about the availability of specific produce, CPMA’s Availability Guide will help. Use it to plan your meals and your next trip to the grocery store.
- Buy fresh produce, like peaches or bananas, in varying degrees of ripeness to allow for some ripening towards the end of the week.
- Canned and frozen vegetables can be convenient choices.
- Spend most of your time in the produce, bread, meat and dairy sections
- Use store flyers to help you find specials.