Tis the season for locally grown goodness, sunny Saturday mornings, and actually smiling at those who grow and pick your food.
So, do it well, with these thirteen suggestions from the Chicago Tribune:
1 Make a schedule.
2 Decide on your priorities.
3 Plan your cook-in nights.
4 Bring your own reusable bags.
5 Get up early.
6 Don't expect bargains.
7 Do a walkthrough first.
8 Meet the vendors.
9 Ask for tips on preparation and recipes.
10 Bring cash.
11 Ask for upcoming in-season produce to plan pies, jellies, etc.
12 Shop in less fancy markets.
13 Double check the produce is local.