Thursday, April 15, 2010

Shopping Smart at the Farmers Market

With our favorite farmers market opening this weekend, I'm looking forward to shopping outside of the "box" (grocery stores) and eating more locally.  Here is a great link from Greenopolis with tips for shopping smart at your local farmers markets

I especially like tip #3 letting the season be your meal planning guide.  We tried so many wonderful new-to-us veggies last year thanks to our farmers market.  I do go to our market with somewhat of a list in mind - pastured eggs and local honey are usually weekly buys for me.  But I'm always open to each season's special offerings.  

Would love to hear from you!  What are your tips for shopping at farmers' markets?   


  1. We love our local farmers market and we also buy sell items.
    Blessings, andrea

  2. My town just started a farmer's market last year. Hopefully there will be more vendors this year.


  3. No real tips other than the great ones you provided the link to.

    We've suffered terribly with allergies already this season and have started taking local honey (supposed to work like a vaccination). Hoping to experience some relief soon!