Your first trip to a farmers market can be a little intimidating -- between the plethora of fresh produce and items you've never even heard of, how do you even choose what to bring home?
Dale. K. journeys through the Minneapolis Farmers Market with helpful hints to ensure your next venture is easier, cheaper, fresher and healthier.
1. Buy local: Minnesota growers make this their passion and they don't use harmful pesticides. Support your state and eat the fruits of their labor.
2. When in doubt, ask: There's plenty of experts on hand who would be happy to answer your pressing questions. Not all tomatoes are created equal.
3. Shop at the market before hitting the grocery store: In the name of quality produce, fill in what you don't find at the market with items from a regular grocery store.
4. Try something new: Ever had a ground cherry? They look like small yellow tomatoes wrapped in burlap, but you won't be disappointed with the flavor.