Summer’s end shouldn’t mean the end of your weekly trips to your local farmers’ market! Fall brings lots of delicious and nutritious produce to our local markets and restaurants, so there is no excuse not to enjoy them. We’re especially excited about cooking with apples, carrots, pumpkins, beets, and pears! What fall produce are you excited about?
According to The Daily Meal , these are the “Top 5 Tips for Shopping at Fall Farmers’ Markets”:
Color is key when choosing fresh produce. While the fall brings on a lot of different colors, you are still looking for the same vibrant ones at the farmers’ stand.
Fall markets tend to be smaller and have fewer vendors, so plan on arriving early in order to get the best of their offerings before the supplies run out.
Upsize your shopping bags for fall. Leafy greens like collards and kale can take up a lot of space, so you’ll want to be prepared.
Just as it is with the summer, fall market produce is still fresh from the earth, so remember to give anything you purchase a good rinse before using.
Fall farmers’ markets are a veritable treasure chest of delicious and healthy fresh fruits and vegetables to fill your autumn table. We’ve picked 10 favorites to help you make the most of fall’s delicious bounty: apples, celery, broccoli, carrots, pears, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, sweet potatoes, and beets.
Posted on 10/25/2013 at 12:00:00 AM