A locavore at heart, I absolutely love going to the Farmers Market in the summer. First, there’s the anticipation that I feel on my way there; will there be yellow squash this week? Is the corn ready? Then, there’s the joy of choosing from a veritable rainbow of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as I go from stand to stand. And, finally, there is the satisfaction of knowing that I have done my part to support my local grower. I always leave the market with a full tote (or two) and a happy soul. It truly is my zen place.
Starting off, I wouldn’t dream of heading to a Farmers Market without the right eco-friendly shopping bag. This durable canvas tote by Blue Tulip fits the bill beautifully. Generously sized, and handmade from a cheerful 100% cotton print, this bag is ready to be loaded up with greens…and reds…and yellows!
In my not-so-humble opinion, nothing beats the taste of fresh, seasonal vegetables picked and enjoyed at their peak. These reusable mesh bags by Eco-Etsy member Love for Earth are the perfect companions for your veggie shopping. Must-haves at the Farmers Market for bagging-up everything from apples to zucchini, you’ll also want to take these with you to the grocery store year-round. Just be prepared to be the envy of your fellow shoppers!