Tips for Shopping Summer Farmers Markets

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Farmers MarketLiving in a city like Atlanta offers many opportunities—in all seasons—to enjoy city life and culture. But there are some additional benefits in the summer, not the least of which is local farmers markets, crafts fairs, outdoor festivals, and neighborhood celebrations.

If you're a fan of fresh, local produce, area farmers markets will surely draw you during the summer months, where peaches, berries, tomatoes, summer squash, salad greens, and flowers will tempt you to bring home armloads of color to brighten the interiors of our apartments in Atlanta, GA. If you're not already hooked on local farmers markets, summer might be the time to learn about the wealth of fun and good food that can be found locally. It can be the highlight of a summer day.

Market Browsing and Shopping Tips

In a city like Atlanta, local markets and neighborhood fairs can become social events as well as shopping excursions. No matter what you're looking for, or how often you visit a particular market, there are some points to remember to make your time more enjoyable:

  • Go early, not only for the best selection, but morning is sure to be cooler and less crowded as well.
  • Bring cash, preferably small denominations. Local vendors sometimes do not accept cards and don't have change for large bills.
  • Carry a large cloth tote or mesh bags; fresh produce is better when it can "breathe," and vendors may not have plastic bags.
  • Talk to the vendors and growers; get to know the farmers, and ask for recipes or preparation tips if you're not familiar with how to use a specific fruit or veggie.
  • Go with friends; sample new taste treats; plan a potluck supper using all fresh, locally grown ingredients, artisanal breads, local cheeses, and homemade jams and jellies.
  • Buy what you love, but buy only what you can use. 
  • If you have children, include them in your shopping; let them sample produce and other products they have never before tried.
  • Go with a budget in mind. It's all too easy to overspend when everything looks so good!

Living in Atlanta can be an exhilarating experience; when you're ready to find an apartment that will exceed your expectations, make it a point to visit 2460 Peachtree in Altanta. Call us now to schedule a tour to see our beautiful floor plans that are available!

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