I’ve been to this step before in the farm markets. I tell them to just put the produce in my reusable sack. That’s easy with the farm markets, since you are going from stand to stand. They aren’t the best for storage though. ChicoBag makes a Produce stand pack that is great and you can use them in the store shopping cart because your veggies won’t dump out. I am trying my Produce Stand Collection right now. I did get incredulous looks from the clerks when they picked up the bags full of fruit and veggies because they weren’t packed in the stores plastic bags. ChicoBag Produce Stand Collection is meant to replace those plastic bags you pack your fresh produce in that you pick up off the vegetable stands in grocery store.
The new collection offers three different bags, each constructed from a different fabric designed to optimize freshness. The Hemp-Cotton blend is perfect for leafy greens, grains and green beans. The rePETe™ Mesh is great for apples, orange and potatoes. The rePETe™ will keep your squash, broccoli and carrots fresh. All bags stuff into …Diana
Reusable bags are not just one of the easiest ways to go green, it just makes so much sense. Some hater who commented on another site derided those who believe that reusable are a good idea, saying they’re unsanitary and that plastic and paper are biodegradable. Then she said “If you really care, do things because you care. Not because some ******* told you totes are the answer to all our prayers.” Truthfully, I do make mistakes and forget my bags. Sometimes I just tell them to put them into the cart and I’ll bag them later and I also go with paper, but I believe in reusables. Every day as I pass of the growing garbage dump right before my exit, I think of reusables. When I see the bags stuck to the fence surrounding it, or when I see my sister in law stick her grocery bags straight into the garbage can as soon as she empties them, I know I’m helping. I also think that we live in such a world of convenience that we don’t do little things that might a few extra seconds.
Now, I …Diana
I put my reusables to work all year long, so why not take them for Halloween to haul home the candy. Some people have already done their trick or treating, if it’s too late for you, you can always plan for next year. What you don’t need is a new plastic bag that you’ll use for Halloween and throw out afterwards.
1. Easiest – just pick out a reusable bag that you already have in your possession. I have bags I use for shopping for groceries, pet food, clothes, the farmer’s market, etc.
2. Chico bags makes reusable bags that are specialty items even one designed especially for Halloween. The design for the bag is decided on at a Halloween contest the year before.
3. A bucket – if you have a small bucket or pail, that would work just fine.
4. Thrift Store finds – We had plastic pumpkins that we used for a really long time. We found them at a thrift store, you can …Diana
Don’t forget to bring your reusable bags when you go to the Farmer’s Market. It’s interesting I had more funny looks at the Farmer’s Market, than at the local grocery store. I guess it hasn’t caught on there yet, though I did see one lady with her Aldi’s bags.
I try my best, I even go back and empty out the big plants and go back.
I swear it was the scones, and I didn’t have any breakfast… it was all the fault of the scones. Darn it, shouldn’t have had the scones.
Oh well, I’ll give this one to my sister in law so she can reuse it for her soap. I did pretty well, only one slip up today.