Use the Market as a place to plan your meal.
Go to the Market and get inspired. Learn to shop and eat "seasonally". Produce that is harvested and picked fresh, always tastes better and will enhance any meal.
Talk to the producer.
Get invaluable information on even the most common fruits and vegetables.
Buy a new item every once in a while.
Ask the person next to you or the grower to give you some ideas on how to use the item. Or trust in your intuition and take it home, taste it raw, steam, roast, grill or stir-fry whatever is in season. This is one of the ways to creative cooking.
Get the kids involved.
Give them a few dollars and let them buy whatever produce they want and will eat. It's a great way to make them responsible rather for eating fruits and vegetables.
Take your favorite basket or cloth bag.
It's sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Recycle your plastic bags.
After each market, tuck them back into your market basket. Again, it's an environmentally friendly thing to do.
Use your senses to find the best items.
Smell, touch (gently) and taste.
Bring a friend to the market.
Show someone else the rich satisfaction that can be found through the food and community at the farmers' market.
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Hitching Lot Farmers Market is not employed by or affiliated with the Mississippi Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.
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Columbus, MS 39701
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