When a man's stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor.
Market season is in full swing! Here are five tips for getting the most from your farmers' market:
Bring your own bags and baskets. By bringing your own bags, you reduce waste at the market and in your own home.
Bring cash and small bills. By bringing cash and – specifically – small bills, you keep money in your farmer’s pocket and you make it easier for him to make change for the masses of folks who bring nothing but $20 bills from the nearby ATM.
Go early, but not too early. The best stuff goes fast. A farmer may only have a single flat of ripe, juicy blackberries or a couple of pounds of fresh green peas, so arrive early to make sure you get the best pick of the market’s high-demand, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Ask questions. When you're at the Dublin Farmers' Market, you're talking with the person who grew the food, or one that works on the farm. Take the time to ask questions. What are your cows eating? Are your vegetables organic? Is your farm ever open to the public? Do you grow what you sell? Ask questions.
Know the crop calendar. If you want to eat in season, you need to respect the seasons. Part of the pleasure of shopping at your local market is developing an appreciation of fresh, local foods at the height of their natural season.
Our vendors for Wednesday, June 13th include:
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Moffitt Maple Farm
GoldenLife Dog Food
It's My Thyme!
Oink Moo Cluck
Weed Knob Acres
Wayward Seed Farm
Dan the Baker
SaraBee Pure Honey
Blue Jacket Dairy
Lucky Cat Bakery
Pies by the Pie Man
Speckled Hen Farm
Jam-Tastic Homemade Jams
R.A.W. Real and Wonderful
Spring Haven Farms
The Brown and Blond Bakery
Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!
Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the market!
Some tips borrowed from Nourished Kitchen.