Farmers’ market produce is renowned for being locally grown and very fresh (often picked the same day you buy it!). Many markets are carefully managed, adhering to strict guidelines for pricing, quality and vendor selection, while others are more relaxed in their vendor criteria. Although the emphasis is usually on locally grown or produced food, some farmers’ markets allow farmers to purchase a percentage of products to resell. Don’t be afraid to engage in conversation with the farmers and vendors at your local farmers’ market! You’ll find them to be a fountain of knowledge as you’ll see in this segment from the first season of my television show, Fork in the Road with Sheree Clark.

If you like the segment and would like to purchase it on DVD (there are 13 episodes, totaling 5 hours of viewing), go to This special pricing is available for a limited time!

BONUS TIP: The website is a national one stop shopping resource for locating Farmers’ Markets, online stores, grocery/co-op’s, and restaurants.