Summertime and the Putting by is easy
Now is the time, when fresh vegetables are less expensive at the grocery store and markets to put up your own veggies. If you don't plant your own garden, let your friends who do know that you will take extras or will pick from their garden to help them out.
Fruit can be expensive if bought all winter long. I'll be picking peaches at a nearby farm and just freezing them in bags without the pits. Then as winter goes by--lots of peach desserts, pies and muffins.
People who grow their own, often are too busy to deal with a big harvest and will give away veggies and fruit. There is a difference in taste when you put by food that has just been picked.