Soulard Farmers Market

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Navigating through a Farmers Market Tips

1. Make a lap before purchasing items. There will more than likely be multiple vendors selling the same items, so it’s always a great idea to walk around first in order to scout the best prices. 

2. Go with a list or recipe in mind. Nothing is worse than going to a Farmers Market (or even a grocery store) without having a list or recipe in mind. Most times when this happens we end up buying unnecessary items or forget what we came for.

3. Know what is in season. Some fruits and vegetables are only harvested during a particular season. I also recommend knowing what is also cultivated in your area.

4. Bring Small Bills. More and more vendors are accepting debit/credit cards, however some only accept cash, so it’s always a good idea to carry $1 and $5 bills when going to a market.

5. Avoid going when hungry. This is never a good idea because your stomach ends up making the purchasing decisions, thus causing you to purchase unessential items.

6. Bring a big tote or bag. If you are going to be doing a lot of purchasing at a market this is significant! Farmers Market vendors may offer bags, however they may be thin or flimsy, so try bringing your own tote (like here or here) or a backpack (like here or here). I didn’t do this but I wish I had. Luckily, I only purchased a few things because NO ONE wants to be that person whose items fall onto the sidewalk or street.

7. Get Advice. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Vendors like to talk about their products and it’s never a bad idea to ask about how to storage or cook the items. 

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  • Ashley Vickney

    AH! I love farmers markets! We have two per week in Green Bay, it’s seriously my fave! Your tips are great too, when I first went to the Farmers Market I seriously had no clue what to do!
    xoxo

  • I’ve never been to a farmer’s market before, but I’ve been dying to go! Thanks for the great tips!

  • May

    I LOVE going to farmer’s markets in the summer! Your first and second tips are especially good – I always get sucked in to the first couple stalls I see!

    http://www.thepdxbelle.com/

  • Courtney Dunsmore

    These are such great tips! I love farmers markets in the summer, and as a college student they’re an amazing way to get fresh produce in my diet. I think tote bags and making a lap before you purchase anything are definitely essential- i have a habit of finding one thing I think I’ll like, but then walking a few feet and finding something even better!

    Courtney// As We Stumble Along

    • As a college student myself I have to agree. Unfortunately in Oxford the nearest farmers market is an hour away, so I don’t get the chance to go as much as when I’m home in St. Louis.

  • You are literally glowing! So gorgeous! I love your tips. Farmers markets are my places to go for fresh produce!

    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  • This is a great post and your hair is seriously great!! I am going to a farmer’s market with my in-laws this weekend and I’m excited to use these tips!

    • Thank You Autumn! Have fun going to the market with your in-laws :)

  • It all looks so fresh and yummy! And those flowers, beautiful!

  • Popofstyle

    all those salsas look so delicious!
    x
    Missy
    Popofstyle.com

  • I’ve never been to a farmers market but I am dying to go!
    Especially after seeing that floral section.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    • Yes, you definitely should! They usually have some of the most fresh fruits and veggies you can get your hands on

  • Farmers markets are the absolute best!! Love that color on you top!!

    Nicole // Chronicles of Home

  • One of the best parts of summer are all the farmers markets! There is one in my hometown and they have the best lemonade ever and the even have Mangos on sticks (so random but delicious!) Honestly nothing beats the fresh fruit and veggies you get from farmers markets because you know they were locally grown :)

    Annie // Annie N Belle

    • Ooo mangos on sticks sound like a lovely snack right now! I wish my market served those and lemonade.

  • I like the idea of having a recipe in mind for a farmers market! I was always the worst too and bought so much food that was delicious, but things I didn’t need. There’s a farmers market across the street from me on Saturdays, will keep these tips in mind this weekend!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

    • Yes, I am definitely guilty of buying unnecessary items, simply because I was to lazy to make a list. lol The worst is having to back to the store to get what you need.

  • Ally Gagliardo

    I love Farmers Markets! They’re so much fun and you can really get the best ingredients there! Definitely better than a grocery store!

  • Wow I love the color of your top!! And farmers markets are best!!

  • These are great tips, and your photos are beautiful. What an amazing place to browse and shop. I’m going to try to find a market in my area.

  • Lauren Ashley

    I wish we had something like this in Miami! Well we do but not nearly as pretty! Love how gorgeous you look, too!

    Lauren

    The Fashionista’s Diary

  • Perfect advice. We have a smaller farmers market here but i think the same advice applies. Love this.

  • I absolutely love farmers markets! The lap tip is so awesome, I’ve never thought of that – it’s genius! :)

  • “Avoid going hungry” is my #1 tip for ANY food shopping! I’m such a sucker for that! And small bills is a brilliant tip too…especially for smaller local stands, sometimes they don’t even have a 21st century checkout!

    Coming Up Roses

  • I love this outfit and the post. The farmers market is one of my favorite weekend activities. Thanks for the tips!

  • Courtney Inkpen

    I’ve always loved going to farmer markets! So much fun!