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Shopping Tips

To make the most out of an outing to a farmers market, bring:

* CASH: Credit cards are not accepted at most farmers markets, and many farmers do not take checks. Stick with small denominations, $20 and less.

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* CART OR WAGON: You may buy more than you can carry.

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* BAGS: Sturdy cloth sacks are not only stronger and can hold more than the flimsy plastic bags the farmers will offer, but are better for the environment.

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* COMFORTABLE SHOES: You’re likely to spend an hour or two on your feet.

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* AN UMBRELLA: If it’s raining. Markets are held rain or shine.


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