Smart Tips with Renee Loux: Farmer's Market Secrets

A little smart planning can keep your weekly visits to the farmer’s market a blast and make cooking all week long a snap.

Just follow these insiders tips:

Get there early or show up late. Early risers find the best selection, but arrive later in the day and you might find greater discounts as vendors usually prefer to sell out items rather than pack them up.

Bring your own canvas bag. Plastic bags supplied by vendors can sometimes crush more tender fruits like bananas and leafy greens. Canvas bags won’t crush your precious finds.

Get to know your local farmers and growers one-on-one. They’ll always make sure their repeat customers get their best produce.

Now that’s the smart way to go.

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