A Pro's Guide to Farmers' Market Shopping

A Pro's Guide to Farmers' Market Shopping
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It's good for the environment, the community and your palate: When you shop at a farmers' market, everybody wins. But the very things that make a green market enticing—the parade of locals, the busy atmosphere and, of course, the seemingly endless array of gorgeous things to eat—can also overwhelm you as a shopper.

Before you grab your reusable grocery sack, check out our tips and tricks from chef and cooking instructor Richard Ruben, author of The Farmer's Market Cookbook, and Ann Yonkers, co-director of FreshFarm Markets in Washington, D.C. They told us how the home cook can make the most out of every trip while having a little fun along the way.

Check out the slideshow above for expert tips and tricks to shopping at a farmer's market.

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