farm­ersõ mar­ket blowout

From the best bag for your bounty to the proper mar­ket eti­quette (yes, you can touch the pro­duce), here’s how to make the most of your trip. >>

Rachael Ray Every Day - - Shop Talk - — LAU­REN SAXE

FARM- TO- DOORSTEP Farm­ers’ mar­kets are foodie nir­vana. But since not ev­ery­one can make a weekly out­ing, what if the mar­ket could come to you? That’s the idea be­hind Wild­ It con­nects con­sumers di­rectly to farm­ers within a four-hour ra­dius and de­liv­ers af­ford­able justhar­vested food overnight from the farm. Sounds al­most too good to be true—which is why we put it to the test. We en­tered our zip code, filled our cart with a va­ri­ety of goods from two dif­fer­ent farm­ers, and…voilà! We had per­fectly chilled ap­ples, pork chops, gar­lic, and gra­nola wait­ing on our doorstep—no bumps, bruises, or spills. One grower, Pam from Prospect Hill Or­chards in Mil­ton, New York, even added a hand­writ­ten note to our ship­ment that read: “I in­cluded some Fuji in case the Red De­li­cious aren’t crisp enough.” For now, the ser­vice is avail­able only in the North­east. In the mean­time, other com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing your trusty lo­cal Wal­mart, are also get­ting in on the trend.

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