In Canada, we have access to a wide variety of fresh produce year-round. Here are some tips to help you save money on fresh fruits and veggies:

  1. Meal plan around flyer specials. Check out our Fresh20 campaign below to see how many fruits and veggies you can get for $20 by shopping the store flyer.
  2. Include fruits and veggies that are a good buy all-year-round. These include: apples, oranges, bananas, carrots, cabbage, onions, and potatoes.
  3. Look for in-season produce. Seasonal produce is usually fresher and less expensive. Look for asparagus in the spring, tomatoes in the summer, squash in the fall, and apples in the winter. Check out our produce seasonality guide for more information.
  4. Prep your own fruits and veggies. You can save money by cutting and washing your own fruits and veggies. They are cheaper than pre-washed and pre-cut produce. Cut your own celery, carrots, melons, and pineapple, and store them in clear containers so they are visible in your fridge.
  5. Store your produce properly. Whether it’s on the counter, in the fridge, or in the pantry, fruits and veggies stay fresh longer when stored correctly. Wasted produce is wasted money. Check out our produce storage guide and shelf life guide for more information.

Check out some of our money-saving infographics:

Fresh20: What can $20 get you

Check out what $20 can get you this week in certain cities using store flyers. Follow us on Instagram and check out the hashtag #Fresh20 for more ideas!

Edmonton, AB

*Prices based on flyers from March 22, 2023

340g baby carrots

3lb oranges

1 cucumbers

1 celery

170g blackberries

1 Iceberg lettuce

227g mushrooms

1lb grapes

Fredericton, NB

*Prices based on flyers from March 23, 2023

2lb clementines
(6 servings)

1 kiwi
(1 servings)

1lb peppers
(6 servings)

1lb banana
(4 servings)

1lb green beans
(6 servings)

1 mango
(2 servings)

Pile of shredded green cabbage isolated on white background

1lb apples
(3 servings)

1lb pear
(3 servings)

Ottawa, ON

*Prices based on flyers from March 23, 2023

3lb oranges
(7 servings)

227g spinach
(5 servings)

3lb grapes
(12 servings)

4 peppers
(8 servings)

1lb peach
(3 servings)

2 mango
(4 servings)

1lb tomatoes
(3 servings)

plums isolated on a white background

1lb plums
(6 servings)

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