Summer fruit: Apples, pears, stone fruit
Craving apple pie, apple fritters or just a sweet, crispy apple with a slice of cheese?
Domestic apples are "a fall crop," and as they roll into the stores this month, you'll start to see prices dropping by 10% to 15%, says Romano. Look for prices in the range of $1.49 a pound for conventional fruit and $1.99 a pound for organic.
It's also the start of the short season for another fall favorite: Bartlett pears, he says. "They're very prolific and very flavorful in September and October."
Look for prices to go from the out-of-season $1.99 a pound to the $1.29 per pound this month. "You'll see some nice discounts," Romano says.
With peaches and nectarines, look for a 20% discount from off-season prices -- about $1.99 a pound, says Romano. "The pricing continues in September. It's the last chance to grab a good price on peaches."