Hack Your CityEach Monday we ask you for your best city tips: driving tips, restaurant recs, things to do, and any other advice for visitors and locals. Sometimes the weekly topic is a specific city; other times it’s an aspect of all cities, so everyone can participate.
It’s prime season for farmers’ markets: local tomatoes, avocados, blueberries, corn, all the best produce in the Northern Hemisphere. But my favorite greenmarket stand is the one that sells lamb meat and wool. (It took me a little while to make the connection!) Yes, I’m in love with Catskill Merino, which sets up shop in New York’s Union Square every Saturday.
What’s the best stand, at the best farmers’ market, in your city or region? Who’s got the tastiest produce, who makes the best baked goods, where do you stop first for a snack before you browse the rest of the market? Who bottles the best hot sauce or salsa or craft beer or honey, or whatever else you can stick in a jar? Who’s the most helpful to customers, who can tell you the most about their product? Who offers the best deals in the last minutes of the day?
And what hacks do you have for the local greenmarket? Which end is better to start at, which places give the best free samples, do you need to bring cash or do all the stands have card readers?
Tell us in the comments. Your tip doesn’t have to be long, just specific. Remember to name the stand, the market, and the town, so we can help support local businesses and make the world a little less like one big Whole Foods. We’ll highlight the best suggestions under the Staff tab below.