When you visit a Farmers' market , bring rigid containers for fragile produce like berries. And pack things carefully - you don't want the watermelon bearing down on the peaches. If the day is hot, bring an ice chest to keep things cool until you get home. Also, don't buy at the first stand. Part of the pleasure is the shopping experience, and you don't know where the freshest fruit and the best prices will be found. Get to know the growers, so you'll know who has the freshest stuff.
Pub Date: 6/21/98