When the weather turns crisp, one of our favorite things to do is visit a local farmer's market to enjoy the cooler weather, grab a coffee, and stock up on seasonal produce. Check out our tips to maximize your trip at your local farmer's market.
Take Your Time
Take a lap around the farmer's market to get a sense of what's in-season and what looks good at each booth. This is a great way to get the best price and find the best-looking produce. After you frequent a farmer's market often you'll start to learn your favorite vendors.
Bring Cash and Tote Bags
While some vendors might accept credit cards, keep it simple by bringing small bills and saving some time at the register. Don’t forget to bring your tote bags to keep your trip eco-friendly.
Ask A Farmer
Ready to venture into cooking with some different veggies (kale? celeriac?), but not sure where to start? Ask the farmer or person working your farm stand for their take on how to best prepare it. Be mindful if their booth is super busy, but getting an expert opinion can help you move out of your comfort zone and try some produce that’s new to your family.
Keep Produce Fresh With Rubbermaid® FreshWorksTM
Once you’ve picked out your perfect farmer's market haul, keep it as fresh as possible! Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver storage containers use patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging. With three new sizes of Rubbermaid FreshWorks, there’s a FreshWorks container for every fruit and veggie on your list, so produce stays fresh until you’re ready to eat it.
Enter our giveaway and you can win a FreshWorks set for yourself, as well as a farmer's market tote bag, and $25 Visa gift card to spend at the market!
* Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive Rubbermaid FreshWorks, a tote bag, and a $25 Visa gift card. Giveaway is open through Wednesday, October 18 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.