Winter Savings: Making the Most of In-Season Produce

G’day fellow savers!

As the winter chill sets in across Australia, it’s a great opportunity to take advantage of the seasonal produce. This is not just about adding variety to your plate and getting the freshest, tastiest foods. It’s also an excellent way to save money. Here’s how to make the most of your winter grocery dollar with in-season produce.

Why Shop Seasonally?

First things first, why should you focus on seasonal produce? When fruits and vegetables are in season, they’re abundant and cost less to harvest and transport. These savings often pass onto the consumer, so you get fresher, tastier produce for less money. Buying seasonally supports our Aussie farmers and reduces our carbon footprint, a win-win situation!

What’s in Season in Winter?

Here’s a list of some of the fruits and veggies that are typically in season during winter:


  • Apples
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Mandarins
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Rhubarb


  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Pumpkin
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potatoes

Tips for Buying Seasonal Produce

  1. Hit the Farmer’s Market: Farmer’s markets often have the freshest and most affordable seasonal produce. Plus, you’re supporting local businesses!
  2. Look for Sales: Grocery stores often put seasonal items on sale. Keep an eye out for weekly specials on winter fruits and veggies.
  3. Buy in Bulk and Preserve: Winter is the perfect time to try making jams, pickles, and sauces. Bulk buy when produce is cheap and at its peak, and you’ll have delicious homemade goodies to enjoy all year round.
  4. Try Something New: With various seasonal produce, winter is a great time to try new recipes. Instead of going for your usual picks, why not try a new variety of apples or a different type of cabbage?

So, there you have it! Embrace the chill of winter with the warm feeling of making smart, economical decisions. Get creative, try new recipes, and let’s make the most of our grocery dollars this winter season. Stay tuned for our next post to share some budget-friendly soup recipes using in-season veggies.

Stay warm and save well!