Like we need the USDA to tell us this. I don' t know about you, but I've been watching prices rise for some time now. It's frustrating, because I am committed to eating healthy and providing fresh and nutritious meals to my family. This current state of affairs creates a challenge. Are you up to it? Here's the strategy I'm using. Buy produce that's in season and watch for it ON SALE. I've been exploring cheaper cuts of meat and using my crock pot more. I've been trying to get the most out of ingredients. If I buy leeks, I use the white part in the recipe and I freeze the green tops to put in soups or in the crock for flavoring. If my bananas are getting over ripe, I'll bake with them. No time? I freeze the banana whole to use in a recipe later. Apples getting a little wrinkled and tired looking, peel and chop and bake something yummy.