Rachel's Table

Two reblogs in one weekend? Yup. Because this one is just too good not to share–Ten Tips for Locavore Food Shopping. Numbers 5, 7, and 8 are my favorites. Any one else out there have local eating/shopping/cooking tips to add?

yearofhealthierliving

Continuing the theme of how to shop efficiently and affordably while still eating local, I have 10 tips from our own experience since January 1. I told you I like a list 🙂 Share your tips and ideas in the comments section!

Tip One–Know your farmers, know your farmers, know your farmers.

Before starting our locavore journey, my only experience with asking produce questions was asking the “produce manager” in our local grocery store, who usually knew almost nothing about produce or cooking. So, I was pretty shy and hesitant about asking farmers information. I thought it might be rude. But you know what?  Farmers LIKE answering questions and they LOVE talking about what they grow. And guess what else? Many of them cook this food themselves! Also, farmers, in my limited experience, are pretty practical folks. If you say you’re on a budget and you have xx to spend on vegetables…

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