Spring is a great time to pay a few visits to your local farmers’ market, and stock up on fresh produce. When you go to the farmers’ market near our community in Arlington Heights, it’s good to keep a few things in mind so you make the most of your trip.
Follow these tips for shopping at farmer’s markets the next time you head out for some fresh seasonal produce:
- Get there first thing in the morning to get the freshest produce and avoid crowds.
- Plan on going closer to closing time if you want to get the best deals on produce and other goodies.
- Bring a few sturdy bags with you to hold your purchases. Most farmers’ market bags are much thinner and tend to break easily.
- Know which types of produce are in season, and plan on buying those up in bulk. You get better deals this way, and you’ll have a well-stocked fridge and freezer full of fruits and vegetables.
Where are your favorite places to get fresh produce and other healthy foods in our community in Arlington Heights? Visit the Hancock Square at Arlington Station Facebook page and post your recommendations!
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