Warm weather and sunny skies are here, and more and more of us are shopping at our local farmers markets. Whether you love the sights, sounds, and smells of the bustling open-air market or whether you’re stressed out by the crowds of shoppers on hot summer days, the odds are good you could use a few tips to make your trip easier.locally produced foods. Every year farmland is lost to urban sprawl as fields are bulldozed to make space for shopping malls, condos, and office buildings, making it incredibly important that we support farmers in our communities. One way that we can show our support is by shopping at the local farmers market.
Whether you shop there on a semi-regular basis (and want to start buying more of your food from the farmers market) or have been too intimidated to go more than once or twice (but want to give it another shot), we have eight great tips that can help you shop with confidence and make the most out of your trip to the farmers market.
Know What’s in Season
Know When to Go
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.