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A Newbie's Guide To Summer Farmers' Markets

If you're brand new to the farmers' market scene, we've got you covered.

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Get Ready To Hit The Market

Find out what you should bring, how you should shop and all our best tips and tricks. Here's everything you need to know about visiting your local farmers' market this summer. 

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Bring A Chic Tote

If you're going to start hitting up the farmers' market regularly, you'll definitely need a sturdy, stylish tote to bring with you. Choose a tote with sturdy, stylish straps like this one made from leather and natural jute. Fill your tote up with reusuable plastic bags before you leave, so you don't have to grab any at the market.


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Have Some Cash (And Small Bills)

Make sure you swing by an ATM before you head over to the market as most vendors only take cash. Try to bring along smaller bills, including plenty of $1 bills. 

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Remember the Seasons

You will always find the freshest fruits and vegetables at the farmers' market. However, this means that, unlike the grocery store, you might not be able to find everything you're looking for. Pay attention to the seasons, and try to stay on top of what's available. This way, you'll never be surprised when you get to the market. 

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