The Farmer’s Daughter

The wrong equipment will cramp your shoulders as well as your style. Six must-have supplies make for one savvy shopper

The Hat
Cover up that rolled-out-of-bed-to-buy-squash hair and block out the sun. The brim on Eugenia Kim’s “Corinna 1” fedora won’t flop in your face as you reach for that Kabocha. $280 at

Aveeno’s Continuous Protection SPF 70 sunscreen sprays on and doesn’t need to be rubbed in, leaving your hands—and any Honeycrisp samples—free of goop. $12 at CVS, 6360 W. 3rd St., L.A., 323-937-3019. 

The Cart
The Container Store’s “Slicker” cart is agile and holds 40 pounds of produce. A locking drawstring thwarts would-be fruit thieves. Oh, and it’s patent leather.  $49 at the Container Store, Westfield Century City, 310-551-1144.  

The Poncho
Cushion the blow of leaving your warm bed with John Eshaya’s fringed poncho. It’s the next best thing to wearing your comforter, and the roomy pockets store loose change. $175 at

The Bag
What’s less cool than a fanny pack? Holding up the line as you rifle for cash. “Waist belt bags” are back, and the leather one by Love Jules allows you to stash bills with ease. $120 at

The Footwear
Open toes are easy targets for rolling carts and vegans in steel-tipped boots. L.A. designer Beatrice Valenzuela’s  “Chola” leather mary janes slip on, buckle to stay put, and protect your precious piggies. $190 at  

Illustration by Peter James Field

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