6 Strategies for Mastering the Farmers’ Market

Be an Early Bird.

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend, but if you’re planning a trip to the market, an early arrival is essential. Many chefs source menu ingredients from local markets and are usually first to arrive for the best selection. So to get your share of the goods, try to get there as close to opening as possible. Not only will you have a plentiful selection of the best produce, but you’ll also enjoy a slower pace at the market, when vendors have more time to answer any questions. As a bonus, many market vendors sell coffee and other breakfast items for a leisurely a.m. meal. Good morning, indeed!