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You probably never thought about it this way but the supermarkets have made it easier for us to shop better. The first department you usually walk into is the produce aisle, the bright colors and different textures capture your attention immediately. This is where you will find some of the most nutritious and delicious food available year round, and if you shop smart, some of the cheapest as well. As firefighters who cook, we know that making a great meal while keeping the cost down is very important. Shopping for produce that is in season has many benefits, the first being that it is usually cheaper than when it is out of season. Secondly, vegetables and fruits that are in season almost always taste better. Nothing beats the taste of a juicy summer tomato or the sweetness of roasted pumpkin in the fall. Keep in mind that each region of the country has it's own produce "season", so a little research can help you find out what's good before you head to the market. Below is a general example of what is available and when. Shop smart, eat smart!