Shopping a farmer's market is like a trip back in time. The proprietors are also the people who raise the produce and flowers, tend the chickens, or bake the pastries. They possess a true pride in their merchandise and are happy to answer any questions, volunteer information, and offer samples before buying. Try to find assistance at a superstore or ask the clerk what time the corn was picked, or how to prepare a certain item. At a farmer's market, they encourage and educate their customers.
|peppers, lettuce, beans, cucumbers|
and tomatoes from both my garden
and our local market