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 (11 Photos)

Lexi Dwyer on Apr 20, 2014 at 5:00PM

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The Pros Reveal: How to Shop at the Farmers' Market

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As you move through your errand list for the day, you might be tempted to rush out of the market, but both of our experts say it's worth taking time to admire your surroundings, chat with your neighbors and people-watch. "The farmers' market is the new town square," says Yonkers.

Ruben adds that there is a lot to be learned from a sociological standpoint. "If you watch the day unfold, you'll see that the entire strata of a community tends to walk through a market—from parents pushing strollers in the morning to 20-somethings who've just woken up in the afternoon," he says.

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