Last taste of summer, first bite of fall
If you've been enjoying those big, juicy summer tomatoes, now's your last chance to enjoy them at lower summer prices.
In September, you can still find a rainbow of heirloom varieties for 20% to 50% less than out-of-season prices -- often $1 to $2 off per pound, says Romano.
Big, red round "slicer" tomatoes -- a cookout staple for topping burgers -- will still be $1.29 to $1.49 a pound, with some discounted as low as 99 cents a pound, he says.
And if you're planning a cookout Labor Day weekend, don't forget fresh corn. Romano says retailers will be rolling out specials -- 25 cents an ear, or 4-for-$1.
The first weekend in September will be the "last push" for corn season, so it will be "very inexpensive," Romano says.
September also ushers in the first tastes of fall.
Hearty greens that are great in soups and salads, such as kale and chard, "need the cool, crisp nights," that this month brings, he says. Look for discounts and deals of 20% to 40% off.
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