What Groceries Should I Stock Up On In November?

November 1, 2020 |

November is a great time to stock up on certain grocery items – both for the Thanksgiving celebration, but for the holidays and beyond. Here’s a list of some of the best deals in food this time of year:

Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Yams: These root vegetables are often at their lowest price of the season. They have a relatively long shelf life, so plan to stock up on potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams.

Baking Ingredients: Sugar and flour are often marked down in November. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on flour and sugar for both Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the new year. Also, you can find canned pumpkin, evaporated milk, pie crusts, cool whip, whipping cream.

Cranberries: Cranberries can be found at great prices this time of year. Fresh cranberries can be frozen and pulled out later for cranberry desserts such as Cranberry Orange Bread, or used for mid season turkey or chicken meals.

Canned Vegetables: Corn and beans are particularly popular – but many canned vegetables go on sale this time of year. Stock up your pantry for the holidays and beyond.

Turkey: Many supermarkets offer phenomenal prices on turkeys. Sometimes these prices are standalone loss leaders to get you into the store, sometimes you have to purchase a minimum amount to get a free or cheap turkey, other times you might need a coupon. Whatever the deal – get it! These turkeys are usually frozen and you can thaw one for the Thanksgiving and keep another one in your freezer for later.

Canned Broth: Meat, poultry and vegetable broths are on sale in November. Stock up for soups and casseroles.

Winter Squash: Winter squash are on sale right now: butternut, acorn, delicato – just to name a few! So many delicious squashes to choose from! They keep well, so grab a few extra for winter meals.

Fruit: Apples, pears, and oranges are aplenty Try substituting cut up fruit and walnuts in a spinach salad instead of using out-of-season tomatoes (which are often expensive and lacking in flavor this time of year). We particularly enjoy cara cara oranges and Asian pears. Stretch your tastebuds with pomegranates (also great in a salad) and persimmons (delicious for eating or baking).

And…for a November non-food tip: post-Halloween sales! Stock up on chocolate and candy (check your recipes on which ones will work for your holiday baking!), plus costumes, accessories, decorations, and whatever else you want to either add to – or replace – in your Halloween arsenal.

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