There are few things better than spending a Sunday afternoon strolling through the farmers market. The smell of fresh fruits and vegetables in the air, delicious food… it’s like a little piece of heaven! While hanging out at the farmers market can be the ultimate weekend outing, there are ways to get even more out of the experience. Here are 3 things you should know before you go.
1. Carry Your Own Bag. You’re already doing your part to help the environment by shopping at a farmers market… So why ruin that by carrying all of your food home in plastic bags? Grab a cute tote and a fun sweatshirt like this one from Valfre, and you’ll be ready to shop in style.
2. Bring Cash. Have you ever heard the saying cash is king? This could not be more true than at the farmers market, where the price of most items are up for negotiation.
3. Go Later in the Day. This goes back to our second tip… if you bring cash you have the power to negotiate the price a bit, especially later in the day when farmers would much rather sell what they have than pack it all up to bring back home.
Congrats, you are now a professional farmers market shopper! Now go off and eat produce!