Monday, May 07, 2007
The " Dark Underbelly" of the Farmers Market
Farmers markets, mecca of clean, green living, shiny happy people buying organic fruits and veggies from their local farmers.....
...and promptly encasing them in petroleum based plastic bags. Each one a potential turtle choker, sea bird poisoner, and PCB attractor throughout its gazillion-year lifespan.
Many others share my puzzlement at this seemingly obvious contradiction. Today's Treehugger post mentions the issue:
And this excellent little video short by Sara from It's So Easy Being Green enlightens at the scene of the crime.
I saw this months ago and was thrilled to find another plastic-eschewer. Then met Sara herself at last weeks Green Drinks. High time to put our heads together.....
In the video, Sara brings her own set of reusable produce bags along with the requisite tote bag. You can find nice lightweight produce bags here, (also sold at the Santa Monica Co-op) or get creative and make your own.
Hmmm.....maybe a "make your own" booth at the farmers market?
Posted by Anna at 6:19 AM