It is more expensive to buy apples in spring or cherries in autumn. That is because these fruits are not in season in Canada. They are imported from South America, harvested before they are ripe and travel in transport trucks to your local grocery store.

Fruit and vegetables that are in season are cheaper, fresher, and taste better because they are locally grown. They also make better fruit preserves.


  1. frugalfergie // July 10, 2008 at 1:35 AM  

    That's a great chart. With grocery costs rising as they are, eating what's in season can really help cut down on costs.

    Another thing I like to do is buy fruits and vegetables that are locally grown. This way, less fuel pollutes our air bringing them here, and I get to support local farmers.