WHENEVER I HAVE THE opportunity to buy direct, I do. I refuse to get my produce from the grocery store during the spring and summer because there is a better option available during these seasons: the farmers’ market. Like most home cooks, I prefer to buy the freshest in-season vegetables and fruits, and farmers’ markets make that possible. Produce bought directly from farmers is handled by fewer people and spends less time in transport and storage. This translates into cleaner, fresher produce. Clearly, less is more.
Check out the seven vegetables we’re excited to bring home from the farmers’ market this spring.