Saturday, September 20, 2008

Need-a-Bag? project update 09.20.08

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.

We've gotten a bit better this week, in the midst of a produce famine at that farmer's market. We actually got there a little bit before the opening bell, with just enough time to put out the paltry 3 bags we had with us. We had so many left over bags that I didn't bother to put them all out. I feel like we are beginning our stockpile for the late season rush. The weather was beautiful, the musicians were making lovely music, and all was well with the world, actually, except for the paucity of produce.

Last week (and my apologies for getting around to just now to report on it) we put out 4 bags, but Need-a-Bag's intrepid put-er-away-er, Stace, reports that there were 7 bags left out when she came by to put things away. So, some lovely person gave the project 3 bags while we weren't looking, especially given that we were about 10 minutes late after the opening bell! Thank you anonymous (but probably Jean :)) person who gave the project some lovely new bags! I'm still thinking about that Tower of London bag and hoping that it found a good home!
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