Guest Picks: Farmer's Market Season
If you bike to the market, then this basket will be your best friend. It can hold all kinds of treats, and rests right at your fingertips for easy access.
If you like to to be hands free while shopping like I do, then a backpack would be a welcome accessory at the market. This one seems good for men, women or children and has several pockets for all the items you’ll buy.
Farmers and vendors always appreciate it when you have small bills when purchasing. So use this organic wallet to stash your money, and keep it inside your market tote for easy use.
The original market basket is a must-have for the season. There are so many prints to choose from, so you are bound to find one that you love.
Of course you need a thermal tote to keep all the cold items fresh. These little ones will fit inside a larger bag if needed, and they come in cute prints.
These produce bags are my favorite for produce shopping. I have two sets and use them all the time. They hold a ton of fresh fruits and vegetables, and are lightweight too.
Reusable bags are a must for shopping at the market. These hemp ones will let everyone know you care about the environment and shop organic.
I never knew there was a bag solely for carrying bottles. What a perfect solution for wine, olive oil, beer or even celery and greens. It will keep your tall items from getting crushed and look cute while doing it.
Speaking of beer vendors, which are more popular at markets these days, don't forget to take along your reusable growler so that you can bring home your favorite brew.
If you get many items, consider a rolling cart to carry around your goods. These days market vendors sell wine and beer, and this cart will make taking your items home that much easier.
I'm loving green, black and white this season, so this travel mug is a great accessory to take with me to the market. And because we all want to get there early for the best items, this is perfect for a favorite morning beverage from the coffee vendor.
I got an aluminum water bottle as a gift years ago and use it every single day. When you are out at the market in the sun, be sure to stay hydrated. But these can be used at home for watering plants too.
Why not bring along a blanket and have an impromptu picnic right at the market? The weather will probably be great, and you'll get to enjoy all the food you selected without waiting until you get home. I have one of these, and it folds up nicely and can be carried anywhere with its little handle.
Fresh flowers are must-buy items at the market. These pretty vases are perfect for showcasing the local blooms you pick up.
If you want to bring some of the natural and organic look of farmer's markets it into your home, then these ceramic baskets are perfect. They would be fun for displaying or serving food both indoors and out.
When you get fresh herbs from the market, you'll need some way to grind them up for cooking. This little mill will do just that!
When you get artisan bread at the market, it usually comes unsliced. This classic 7-inch knife will easily cut through your loaf so that you can make sandwiches and other treats.
Ball canning jars are a must for keeping your vegetables all through winter. I adore the green color of these ones.Next: Simple Pleasures: Treat Yourself to Cut Flowers
Before you go shopping, it's great to plan out your meals so that you know exactly what to buy. This dry-erase planner makes the task super easy.