Summer is almost here, which means the weather is warming up and we are ready for sunny days at the public market! If you’re looking to get a head start on your “summer bod” or just want to eat healthier, then shopping at the public market is the perfect way to start. Our fruits and vegetables are in season and at peak freshness.
Never shopped for fresh produce at the public market? No worries; we are here to help you with tips you need to become a professional.
Shop for what’s in season! In the summer months, there are a wide variety of delicious fruits and vegetables to choose from. Popular fruits include peaches, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, watermelon, apricots, nectarines, grapes, and mangoes. Summer vegetables include tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, corn, carrots, lettuce, onions, and bell peppers. There are plenty of others to discover in a simple Google search. If it’s in season, West Wind vendors will be selling it.
Walk around the public market and visit the vendors. Different vendors sell different items. Check what they are selling and for what prices, and determine what makes the most sense for you. Chances are you may find a better deal along the way.
We have bags! Our vendors offer bags for your produce, but if you are a frequent shopper and want to improve your carbon footprint, we also sell reusable bags for your convenience.
Carry cash. You may get lucky and find a vendor who accepts card payments, but don’t bank on it. A majority of the vendors only accept cash, so come prepared. If you forgot to stop by the bank, there are ATMs at each West Wind location.
Come early in the day. Arriving early will get you the best parking, allowing you to focus on shopping and enjoying your day at the public market. Vendors also tend to have the best deals early in the morning for those of you looking to save some money.
The warmer weather makes the public market the perfect place to spend your days listening to live music, dancing, hanging out with family, and getting your shopping done. What makes shopping for produce here so special is the fact that it is all locally grown and picked by the vendors themselves.
Thank you for reading these tips; we hope to see you shopping at your local West Wind in the near future. Happy shopping!