6 Tips for going to your local farm market August 10 2012, 0 Comments

 


Buy in season.

Produce is always fresher and cheaper when it’s in the peak of it’s season. Can’t beat that.

Go herbs or go home.

Find fresh herbs like cilantro to add flavor to your meat without adding any type of preservative based marinade.

Why ask Why.

Ask your famer questions! Please, he/she is most likely an expert in their field. Don’t know what rubard is? Haven’t cooked butternut squash before? I bet the farmer never let it go to waste!

Don’t waste.

Don’t get too excited at a market and buy too many items. If the produce has no preservatives, it will have better flavor and be better for you but will spoil faster. Just make sure to go back!

Go Early.

Fresh picked an hour ago? Um… sounds like reason enough for me.

Try something different.

This is chance. Ask the farmer. Ask your butcher. Ask Google. Let your tastebuds try Kale! (or at least something you never had before)