Shopping at farmers markets is the easiest way to eat locally. You know where the food comes from: After all, the grower is right there and you can ask them. More than one shopper, however, has come home with bags of produce that went uneaten. And many others have left after a morning’s tour around the stalls only to go home with a bunch of carrots and a dazed expression. A bit of planning can keep weekly shopping for produce at a farmers market fun and make cooking a snap all week long.
1. Know Your Seasons
If you know a bit of what to expect when you get to the farmers market, making decisions at each stall is much easier. Learn what grows in your area when and talk to the growers about what will be coming to market in upcoming weeks.
- Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables
- Spring Fruits & Vegetables
- Summer Fruits & Vegetables
- Fall Fruits & Vegetables
- Winter Fruits & Vegetables
- Seasons By Region
- Search By State
More great Farmers marking tips via “About Food-click here”– A Big thanks to Molly Matson with about.com
WOW- this brings me back to the 80’s, when my parents and I sold at the local Farmers Market. I like be a patron much better!
Happy Shopping! Cindy- Bucket List Coach