Find the best local fruits and veggies at these great produce stands from coast to coast.
Fresh Find: Organic oranges, sastsumas, and kumquats
On the Market: "I wait all year long for peaches and watermelons. I buy from growers in Chilton County, Alabama, who bring them in from right on the border of Mississippi and Alabama. As a chef, I want to develop a relationship with these farmers. For example, I purchase blue crab for my restaurants from a local fisherman at the market because I know he is working in an area with really safe and clean water." —Baruch Rabasa, executive chef of Mesón 923 in New Orleans
Where/When: Year-round, Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (200 Broadway Street); Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (3700 Orleans Ave.); Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon (700 Magazine St.)
More Info: crescentcityfarmersmarket.org