I've lived in my sleepy Midwest town all summer long and just
realized the locals host a Farmer's Market each Wednesday. How exciting! I can't wait to tackle the aisles next week, especially now that I have these foolproof tips from Howcast!:
A few quick tips:
1) Walk around the entire market before buying anything. There's no sense in splurging for the $0.25 tomato when you can get six for a dollar from another vendor.
2) Never visit a farmer's market hungry! You wouldn't do it at the grocery, so don't do it at the market. Otherwise, you're likely to head home with bags of foods you'll never eat.
3) Try hitting the farmer's market late in the day. Vendors typically hate heading home with extra produce, so you're more likely to score a good deal on that pound of grapes. (Hint: If you want the best selection, visit the market early to avoid picked-over produce.)
Ready to tackle your local market? You'll be a produce connoisseur in no time...