6 Strategies for Mastering the Farmers’ Market

Make New Friends.

A major perk of shopping at a farmers’ market is the ability to chat directly with the grower. Whether you’re wondering how to prepare an unfamiliar veggie, curious about pesticide use or simply looking to build a relationship, talking to the vendor is the perfect way to learn more about your food. If you are able to strike up a friendly repertoire, try frequenting the same vendor(s) each week. This way, they can get to know your personal preferences and perhaps help source some of your favorites. Who knows, you may even make a new foodie pal.