Support local farmers, enjoy fresh produce, and take time to explore. Whether you have an hour or a full day to spend at the market, check out these 5 tips for making the most of your trip.
Go Early. The early bird gets the worm! Beat the crowds and grab the best produce by turning up at opening time. If you’re not a morning person, arrive just before closing for any last-minute deals on produce.
Do a Lap. Stalls can change from week to week, and produce changes with the season, so grab a coffee and do a lap of the market before you start buying. Take a look around, make a mental list of what you like, and then lap back around to start buying.
Chat with Farmers. It’s great to know who your local farmers are, and what they do. You’ll get to hear the stories and how passionate about their produce they are.
Bring Cash. Some savvy farmers will have handheld devices for debit and credit card transactions, but to make sure you don’t miss out on your produce, make sure you have cash on hand. We have 6 bank machines onsite in the St. Jacobs Market District.
Grab Some Breakfast. Breakfast is the best motivation to get up early and go to the market. There are different foods to fill any craving, and the smell of the freshly made apple fritters will have your tummy rumbling.