Tis the season to dust off the outdoor barbecue and start grilling up your favorite cuts of meat. Most consumers though are being hit with sticker shock at their local grocery store when it comes to purchasing beef, and pork prices are expected to climb once the summer season begins. So what can we as consumers do to make sure we will still be able to enjoy our grilling favorites come summertime? One thing is to clear room in the freezer and stock up on pork now while the prices are still good. As far as beef prices - well, they’re at record highs right now due to high demand and low supply and don’t look to be coming down anytime soon. But there are a number of ways to still buy your beef and eat it too. Remember to use those coupons and don’t be shy about asking the clerk at the meat counter when certain cuts will likely go on sale. Normally, meat will go on sale for a week at a time, so stock up when the sale is on and freeze, freeze, freeze. We Americans like our barbecue, so it isn’t likely that we will stop buying our favorite cuts of meat anytime soon; we’re just going to have to become more consumer savvy when it comes to getting the best bang for our buck.