It’s not rocket science when it comes to why we go to Farmers Markets. Buy local – support local. Cathy Isom explains how to shop smarter at your local Farmer’s Market. That story’s ahead on This Land of Ours.
From: Modern Farmer
It’s harder to go wrong at a farmers market than a grocery store, but we wouldn’t want anyone to make any shopping (or etiquette) mistakes that could detract from the experience. Here are a few tips to get the most from the markets.
1. Embrace Whole Vegetables
2. Think of Time and Place
The crates of apples can be appealing in the hot days of summer, but those apples have been sitting in industrial refrigerators since they were harvested last fall, losing flavor and texture the whole time. Have a peach instead! The same thing applies to locality: if you’re in the Northeast or Midwest, don’t bother with bananas or avocados. If you’re in California, well, pretty much everything can be grown there. Nevermind, and congratulations. Epicurious has a helpful map laying out what’s in season and where.
Video from: Mind Over Munch