Besides selling fresh, high-quality produce, the vendors at the Modesto Certified Farmers Market are also happy to share their expertise about how to handle, store, and prepare what you have purchased. When you buy something from one of the vendors, feel free to ask them how you can get the most nutrition and enjoyment from it. They can tell you whether it should be refrigerated or left at room temperature, the best ways to clean and prepare it for cooking (check out our recipes), and how long it is likely to remain at the peak of freshness.
If you see produce you don’t immediately recognize, ask about it. Many exotic vegetables and fruits are now available, both locally-grown and shipped from outside of California, and the unique taste sensations. The farmers and produce vendors who have unusual items for sale can explain what they are, how they taste, and how you can get the most out of them.
The Modesto Certified Farmers Market vendors who are can also help you plan your menu around the market report. That way, you know what to look for during your next visit. And to get to know our farmers better see our merchant list.