Sweet and Tangy Concord Grapes from Tips on Shopping at the Farmers Market Slideshow

Tips on Shopping at the Farmers Market Slideshow

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Sweet and Tangy Concord Grapes

Store these grapes, unwashed, wrapped in a plastic bag in the refrigerator. They should last up to a week but will lose some of their plumpness and quality with time.

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Fall and Winter Pears

These smooth-skinned pears are delicious raw or cooked.

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Plump Pumpkins

This hallmark fall vegetable is great for both carving and eating.

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Cute Quince

When buying quince, which look and taste like a cross between an apple and a pear, look for those that are firm, large and yellow with very little sign of green. If cooking, make sure to peel before using.

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Grounded Root Vegetables

Round, firm root vegetables like beets can range in color from white to a deep purple color. For the holidays, look for Chioggia, or 'candy cane' beets that are composed of red- and white-colored rings.

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Super-Powered Spinach

It's no surprise that Popeye the Sailor Man ate spinach to build giant muscles; this leafy green vegetable is packed with iron and vitamins A and C.

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Colorful Rainbow Chard

These nutrient-packed vegetables can be simply sauteed with garlic, olive oil and dried chile flakes for a quick side dish.

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Winter Squash

This winter staple is perfect for roasting with cinnamon or nutmeg, or making a rich, creamy soup.

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