You’ll make the most nutritious—and delicious—produce choices when you buy locally grown organic fruits and vegetables that are in season. It’s also the most economical way to shop the produce aisle.

Here are the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s top peak-season choices. Some of the listed fruits and veggies are available year-round, but you’ll find higher quality at a lower cost this month.

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Oranges
  • Pears

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Recipes to Inspire You

  1. Home-Style Minestrone
  2. Frozen Honey Banana Pops
  3. Spicy Nutmeg Carrots
  4. Granny Smith Guacamole
  5. Romaine, Pecan and Pear Salad