There are a few things you can do differently, to make your farmer's market shopping experience better.

With a little help from many trips to the Dane County Farmer's Market and the experts who put it together, here are some Do's and Don'ts that should be helpful for your next farmer's market trip.

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DO bring cash. Small bills. Not everyone will have credit card capabilities.

DON'T buy cheese curds that don't squeak

DON'T miss an opportunity to sample anything, if the  vendor offers

DO come early if you want the best selection

DO arrive near the end of you're looking for great deals. Clearly, vendors don't want to bring much product home

DON'T bring your dog

DO buy your dog plant of treats for having to miss the market

DON'T haggle on price. EVER

DO bring a reusable bag

DO bring your own containers. As Dane County Farmers’ Market Manager Sarah Elliott says, "bring reusable containers to protect your smushables, like strawberries, blueberries and cherry tomatoes."