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Top 10 Mistakes Made by Farmers Market Newbs

06/04/2010 01:42 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Darya Pino, Ph.D Ph.D-trained scientist; Foodie; Advocate of Local, Seasonal Foods

If you haven't spent much time at farmers markets, I know they can be a bit intimidating. Locals always know exactly where to go and what to buy, and seem to possess some kind of secret, cult-like knowledge of seasonal favorites and exclusive deals.

How is a farmers market noobie supposed to sort through the piles of exotic vegetables without feeling like an trespasser?

The reality is this: Farmers market fans can indeed be fanatical (I know I am), but the farmers themselves couldn't be more friendly and welcoming. Here are my top 10 tips for fitting in at the farmers market and getting the most from being a locavore.

Top 10 Mistakes Made by Farmers Market Noobz

What are your favorite farmers market tips?

The original article can be found at EcoSalon. Follow EcoSalon on Twitter @EcoSalon

Darya is a scientist, foodie and advocate of local, seasonal foods. For more healthy eating tips visit her blog Summer Tomato.

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