April showers bring May flowers, right? 🙂
Produce is a very seasonal purchase and here’s a list of the best fruits and veggies to buy during this month for optimal taste as well as price. Keep an eye out for: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn, green beans, onions, peas in the pod, potatoes, raspberries and strawberries.
It also brings Cinco De Mayo (May 5th). Sales you can expect to see for this celebration are: salsa, shredded cheese, tortillas, tortilla chips, canned and refried beans, shredded lettuce, pinatas and pinata fillers, and frozen Mexican entrees & snacks (taquitos, mini tacos, chimichangas).
Another big day of celebration in May is Mother’s Day (May 10). Of course the items you’ll see in honor of this national holiday are: bouquets, gift sets, perfume, chocolate, picture frames and crafts, jewelry and candles.
Don’t forget the holiday at the end of the month, Memorial Day (May 25). The items on sale at this time? BBQ sauce, ketchup, condiments, charcoal, salad dressing, potato chips, dips, paper plates, plastic utensils & sandwich fixings.
Lastly, keep an eye out for all of those summer essentials. You’ll be sure to find deals on all of these items as the nights grow shorter and the days grow hotter: insect repellant, sunscreen, outdoor furniture, shorts, sun hats, beach toys, bird feeders, lawn mowers, barbecues and grilling utensils Gardening: plants, flowers, seeds, watering cans, plant food, soil, weed killers, mulch, compost buckets and water hoses.