July 2010 Issue

From Farm to Table: Making the Most of your Farmers Market

There’s no doubt about it, a visit to your local farmers market is a great way to spend a summer morning. A kaleidoscope of vibrant colors and a mélange of earthy aromas awaits you. But sometimes that can be a problem. It’s tempting to consider your farmers market more of an open air art exhibit, rather than a shopping experience. And it can be a challenge to figure out what to do with so many unusual fruits and vegetables, from purple carrots to wild greens. This explains why you spy so many empty-handed "window shoppers" at farmers markets.

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