Saturday, April 12, 2008

Need-a-Bag? project update 03.12.08

Note: The Need-a-Bag? project was created to promote sustainable bagging at the Hwy 441 Alachua County Farmer's Market each Saturday morning. We supply reusable tote bags reclaimed from thrift stores and garage sales. The Need-a-Bag? project also utilizes old tank tops as tote bags by sewing up the bottoms (these are called t-totes). We invite you to read the other posts on the project by clicking the "Need-a-Bag? Project" label at the bottom of this post.

So many things to talk about today. Got to the farmer's market late, so DG did her shoppin' while I set up. Coming late did allow us to meet Cindy of Wasteweardaily and her lovely family, however. She was so nice and it's great to keep meeting all the local enviro-bloggers! We discussed poor Virgo who, once again, has not been chosen to carry produce. DG almost claimed Virgo to carry sweet potatoes but I objected -- I have too much of an emotional investment in little Virgo, you know?

Got some oranges from Erika-of-the-sweet-and-tasty-citrus who will soon become Erika-of-the-(fill in the blank)-peaches and we talked about plans. Oh, we've got plans...She's been urging us to follow through on an idea for quite some time, and has been wanting to write about it in her emails (which you can sign up for at plantsandproduce@gmail.com -- totally worth it!). Always appropriate, she did not want to spill the beans until we actually got the plan underway. Perhaps she will feel more like it's the real deal if I go ahead and announce that...

Totey the Tote Bag will be coming to the Alachua County Farmer's Market on 441 very, very soon! I'm shouting! Yes, we're finally getting it together to build Totey because, what's an organization without its mascot? Erika has volunteered to take photos of Totey's construction so that should be worth a few guffaws on the blog, not to mention the miles and miles of humor value we'll get out of Totey in action! I don't want to get Erika's hopes up, but there are also plans in the works to create Totey's arch nemesis Randy, the evil plastic grocery bag, and "a host of others" as they say on Rocky & Bullwinkle. I won't divulge more than that, tho'!

The picture is from VegWeb's recipe for Angeled Eggs. I didn't have another, more appropriate picture and they look so tasty!
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