Shop Plastic-Free at Farmers Market


| 9/26/2019 6:33:00 PM


Going to the farmers market is something I look forward to every weekend. The produce is fresh, locally grown and so delicious. Getting food that’s locally grown and seasonal is better for the environment because it doesn’t have a big carbon footprint. That’s because it doesn’t have to travel overseas to get to you, resulting in fewer emissions. It’s easy to shop plastic free at the farmers market too, because there aren’t any produce stickers on the produce. A lot of the produce also comes completely package free on its own. That said, there’s still disposable plastic bags and plastic produce bags the farmers will offer you. It’s a good idea to avoid these and come prepared with your own items. Here’s how I stay plastic free at the farmers market, and how you can too.

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Shopping plastic free doesn’t need to be hard!

Reusable Produce Bags

Single use produce bags are super wasteful. You can easily avoid these by bringing reusable produce bags with you to the market. There are so many different kinds to choose from.

Personally, I have a mix of cotton and synthetic produce bags. I really love the cotton ones because they have cute patterns on them and they’re compostable at the end of their life. However, the synthetic produce bags hold up just as well and have saved me from using disposables many times in the past. It really just depends on personal preference.

You can fit all kinds of things into these produce bags: apples, pears, broccoli, string beans, lettuce, etc. They hold a surprising amount of stuff, all without ripping! They’re honestly way more reliable than single use produce bags ever were. I recommend taking at least ten with you, if not more.



Reusable Tote Bags

Don’t forget your tote bags! These will be used to hold all the reusable produce bags you fill with fresh veggies as you walk around the market.



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