My favorite one is to ask more questions. I've learned a lot by asking about favorite recipes, how different varieties compare and even trying to get to know the people we see week after week.
I would add a few mistakes:
- Forgetting to buy plants. At the Hollywood Farmers' Market you can buy starters of unsual, local varieties at dirt cheap prices. They are organic to boot!
- Not spreading the love. I have my regular stalls, but I try to buy all of my stuff in one place. Variety is the spice of life!
- Assuming everything is organic/pesticide free. If this is important to you, ask about their farming practices, you may be surprised.
What are your ideas?