Farmers Markets - 5 Tips - Finding the Best Bargains
"Farmer's markets rock. That's no secret."
Rebekah Lowin, Today.com
Buying at the farmers Market is always a great choice - you are getting the freshest, best tasting, most nutritious food but like any shopping experience, savvy shoppers learn how to get the best value while supporting the local farming community. This list made sense to me. Maybe you have Tips to add? 1. Pick the right market
Use Google to locate and do research on competitive pricing. 2. Timing is everything
Go check your market out. Come back just before closing and make a fair offer. Don't be pushy and you may get a break in the price. 3. Be friendly
We all love building connections. Ask questions, get informed. You may get tips on when/where a deal may be had. 4. Stay on your toes about supply and demand
Peak seasons are when you are likely to get the best deal!5.Be flexible and have an open mind
We knew that but in this case we're referring to getting off the beaten path veggie-wise.
h/t to Rebekah Lowin, Today.com and the veggie wise Patrick Ahern, aka "Produce Pat," a senior buyer at Baldor Food http://www.baldorfood.com/