The modern grocery store has many conveniences like a deli, bakery, florist, and pharmacy. What the modern grocery store doesn’t have is superior customer service and knowledgeable employees who know a lot about the goods they are selling. That’s why shopping a market has so much appeal. Whether it’s a local farmers market or a large city market, you know you’re getting a better selection of produce and food. Oftentimes, you’ll find a market that specializes in organic or gourmet goods. Of course, there are a few tips and ideas that will help maximize your market shopping experience. Read below to find out more!
1- Go Often And Befriend The Sellers
Unlike a typical supermarket chain, a local market is part of the community. Next time you shop your favorite market, why not make a little small talk with the farmers and sellers? This will not only enhance your shopping experience in a social way, but it can build a positive relationship that might include perks (like freebies or special discounts). Go at least once a week.
2- Know Your Produce And Products
The farmers and sellers can better assist you if you have a specific thing in mind. This same knowledge will also help you shop smarter in general.
3- Shop During Off-Peak Hours
Weekends are never the best time to shop anywhere, so try to go mid-week if you can. Check your local market’s website for more info on the hours.
4- Bring Your Own Canvas Bags
Save some trees and bring your own bags! Most individual sellers won’t bag your produce anyway.