PRODUCE THAT ISN'T PRICEY
Summertime brings fruits and vegetables in excess and produce prices at rock-bottom. Take advantage of this natural cycle, when the produce is bursting with flavor, by using the foodstuffs as inspiration for seasonal menus. A few of the items listed here are technically fruits (which come from flowers and have seeds), but most consumers would probably put them on the vegetable side of the ledger. Some can be preserved by pickling, canning, or freezing to prolong the savings and flavor into the colder months. Prices come from a weekly survey by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.