The Pros Reveal: How to Shop at the Farmers' Market
Before you hit the farmers' market in search of delicious summer produce, read these expert shopping tips to get the biggest bang for your buck and make the most of in-season fruits and vegetables
It's good for the environment, the community and your palate: When you shop at a farmers' market, everybody wins. But the very things that make a greenmarket enticing—the parade of locals, the busy atmosphere and, of course, the seemingly endless array of gorgeous things to eat—can also overwhelm you as a shopper. Before you grab your reusable grocery sack, check out our tips and tricks from chef and cooking instructor Richard Ruben, author of The Farmer's Market Cookbook, and Ann Yonkers, co-director of FreshFarm Markets in Washington, D.C. They told us how the home cook can make the most out of every trip while having a little fun along the way.