It is time for farmers markets. They are popping up all around country. They can range from a true farmers market with farm fresh produce locally grown and sold by farmer to more of an arts and crafts show. When shopping at a farmers market consumer needs to be wary of anyone selling fruit or vegetables that are not locally grown or are out of season. It is becoming common practice for some marketers to purchase same produce that is available at grocery and sell it in farmers market venue.
Here are a few tips on what to look for in a farmers market.
•Fresh local fruit and vegetables, no commercially grown produce.
•Good prices, price should be comparable to grocery store. You may find that in some areas farmers market is a bit higher but this can be well worth it if produce is local and fresh.
•Look for moist fresh looking produce. If corn was picked yesterday it will begin to dry out at bottom. Look for signs that fruit and vegetables have been harvested within last day. Do not be afraid to ask when produce was picked. If it is farmer you are talking to they are likely to take pride in their selection.