It’s best to get here early
But if you can’t make it until later, what you’ll get is still fresher than any that’s been shipped to a supermarket, as most farmers pick produce the day of or day before its sold. In the case of perishable products, many bargains can be found at the end of the day. Here are secrets to save money at farmers’ markets.
Many farmers depend on you to survive
Farmers count on the income from markets to get by; nearly all who participate in open markets run very small operations, and the profit margin is slim.
If you spend $100 at a farmers’ market, $62 goes back into the local economy, and $99 out of $100 stays in the state
If you spend $100 at a grocery store, only $25 stays here. So, where do you want your money to go? Check out these secrets supermarkets won’t tell you.