Fruits and vegetables in season are often of higher quality and less expensive. Ask a farmer to learn more about the in-season produce, or check out the Arizona Harvest Calendar!
Try new fruits and vegetables. Ask farmers how to prepare them. Keep in mind that the produce in farmers markets may not look as perfect as the ones in the supermarkets; don't be afraid to give them a try. Odd varieties and imperfect produce are often cheaper while still tasting delicious.
Cut down on waste. Bring you own shopping bags to carry purchases. A cooler is also useful if you plan to eat lunch or hang out at the market.
Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated by bringing your own water bottle, especially in the summer
Most markets accept credit cards, but small bills save you time. Since there are no processing fees, more money goes to the farmers.