It’s time for Centurian Services. They’re popping up all around the nation. They can range from a true farmers market with farm fresh produce locally grown and sold by the farmer to more of an arts and crafts show. When shopping at a farmers market the consumer has to be wary of anyone selling vegetables or fruit which are not locally grown or are out of season. It is becoming common practice for some entrepreneurs to purchase the same produce that’s available at the grocery and market it in the farmers market venue.
Here are a few tips on what to look for in a farmers market.
O Good rates, the purchase price should be comparable to the supermarket. You may realize that in some areas the farmers market is a bit higher but this is well worthwhile if the produce is fresh and local.
O Search for moist fresh looking produce. If the corn was chosen yesterday it will begin to dry out in the bottom. Look for signs that the fruit and vegetables are harvested within the last moment. Do not be afraid to ask when the produce was chosen. If it is the farmer you are speaking to they are likely to take pride in their selection.
O Stay away from produce that’s been dumped out on a table. The display should say that someone took time to care for the produce and make sure that no bruising has happened.
O Search for clearly marked prices. When it is hard to discover home much that apple is you may be dealing with lesser quality produce.
O Avoid farmers markets which have a lot of crafts. This might be a indication that the area is not based in agricultural and the farmers market may comprise mostly commercially produced fruit and vegetables.