10 Ways to Get More Out of the Farmers Market

A little preparation can go a long way at the farmers market. These tips will help you save.

10 Ways to Get More Out of the Farmers Market Photo (cc) by jdtornow

With the arrival of farmers market season comes opportunity for savings — and overspending.

Farmers markets can be a great way to save money while supporting local businesses, but you have to be careful.

For example, produce isn’t always cheaper at the market. And it isn’t even necessarily local.

These tips will help you get more for your money the next time you’re at a farmers market.

1. Know your options

Photo by Flickr user budellisonPhoto by Flickr user budellison

One way to get better prices on produce is to get to know all the farmers markets in your area. Several directories can help you find them:

Don’t go too far out of your way just for a market, though. The added cost of gas can negate any savings.

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