As a fruit and veggie lover there really isn’t anything better than the local farmers market. Stall after stall of produce ripe for eating – I feel like a kid in a candy shop and typically purchase way more than I can possibly consume. Normally I justify my overspending by saying I’m supporting the local food movement, however now I can blame it on my juicing habit!
I’m one of those gals who has a bag for every occasion, so naturally I have a lovely and colorful African basket (I blogged about the bag here) that I take with me to the market. I don’t know about you, but something just feels wrong about carrying organic produce around in a plastic bag! Apparently, I’m not the only one that feels this way. There are lots of really chic reusebale market totes to choose from. Here are some of my favorites:
L to R: 1. Baskets of Africa – Market Basket; 2. Jenna Rose Handmade – Tree House Bucket Tote; 3. Mountain Khakis – Market Tote; 4. McLovebuddy – Meta Farmers Market Tote; 5. Houzz – Farmhouse Wire Market Basket; 6. Anthropologie – Malagasy Woven Tote
Remember that fresh produce is often not pre-washed, so make sure to select a bag that you don’t mind getting dirty. Feeling crafty? Here are three great tutorials for making your own chic reusable market tote:
- Less Cake and More Frosting – Farmers Market Bag and Basket
- Whimsey Box – DIY Farmers’ Market Carpetbag
- Sew4Home – French Market Tote With Coco Chanel Style Chain Handles
Do you support your local food producers?