How A Chef Shops The Farmers' Market #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/farm-to-table-recipe#slide9 Soak in your environment, and maybe snap an Instagram or two. "Produce can be so beautiful — it's actually visually inspiring. Wandering through farmers' markets inspires ideas for new dishes and also stories on The New Potato in general," says Danielle.
How A Chef Shops The Farmers' Market #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/farm-to-table-recipe#slide1 Know your (local) sources. "It may be ‘trendy,’ but farm-to-table really is the healthiest way to eat," says Danielle. "The emphasis restaurants are putting on it is amazing, and it's made eating as a 'foodie' healthier and more enjoyable. It's nice to know where your food is coming from."
Don't plan your whole menu before you go. Check out the goods, and buy what looks delicious. "We kind of cook based on our moods and what we want to eat that day," says Laura. "For example, if farm-fresh tomatoes are catching our eye at Whole Foods, we feel a Caprese salad is a must. Or, maybe there are peaches that are so ripe they'll definitely spoil within the next few days...time to grill them for dessert!"
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