Food purchased during its peak season will be less expensive and much tastier. The following is a sample of fruits and vegetables in season each month. Keep in mind that this chart is only a guide and available produce varies for different parts of the country. Use this as a guide to your menu planning and produce purchasing: January Avocados, bananas, cabbage, cauliflower, mushrooms, pears, potatoes, turnips and spinach. February Avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, mangoes, mushrooms and winter squash. March Artichokes, avocados, bananas, broccoli, grapefruit, lettuce, pears, tangerines and winter squash. April Asparagus, bananas, cabbage, escarole, onions, pineapples, mushrooms, radishes and spinach. May Asparagus, bananas, celery, papaya, peas, pineapples, strawberries and tomatoes. June Avocados, apricots, bananas, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, figs, green beans, limes, mangoes, nectarines, onions, peaches, peas, peppers, pineapples, plums and summer squash. July Apricots, bananas, blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, figs, green beans, nectarines, okra, peaches, peppers, prunes and watermelon. August Apples, bananas, beets, berries, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, dill, eggplant, figs, melons, nectarines, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, summer squash and tomatoes. September Apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, dill, figs, grapes, greens, melons, okra, onions, pears, potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes and yams. October Apples, bananas, broccoli, grapes, peppers, persimmons, pumpkin and yams. November Apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, cranberries, dates, eggplant, mushrooms, pumpkin and sweet potatoes. http://health.discovery.com/ December Apples, avocados, bananas, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mushrooms, oranges, pears, pineapples and tangerines.