Sunday, April 19, 2009

Need-a-Bag Project Update 04.18.09

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.

This Saturday tables were turned, and DG was the one with plans that made it impossible for her to get to the market. Luckily, the old man was sitting on line as of 6:30 am that morning to get all the goodies at the bi-annual Friends of the Library book sale, so DJ was pressed into service in his cameo role of Need-a-Bag? Project Good Scout. And a wonderful help he was, lugging the drop box around and putting bags on the fence. The cost? One tote bag! Such a lovely boy!

Friend of the Need-a-Bag? Project and fellow blogger, Kelli, left a lovely comment on the prior update from 04.04.09 that was too nice to leave there:

I keep meaning to tell you that several times when I've been at the market lately, someone will be picking through the bags on the fence with a look of amazement on their faces. Last time a woman asked me, "These are FREE? I just take one? That's great!"

You really are doing a good thing, and so simple - for us picking up the bags anyway.

Thank you!!

Kelli

Thank YOU, Kelli, for being our eyes and ears on the ground and getting such great feedback! Folks, if you haven't read Kelli's blog, What We Need Is Here, it is a wonderful read and continually reminds me how many great folks are here in town!

We got some new bags in the drop box! Thank you, kind, anonymous (probably Jean) donors!

The market is going through some ch-ch-ch-changes and a whole swath has been bulldozed in preparation for...new stuff? What new stuff, not sure. But it looks like it's going to be a bigger, better farmer's market so hold onto your hats, people! I'll hopefully have pictures to document the construction progress with the next post.

Can't find my photo-downloader-thingy for the camera, so here's a photo from the Citizen's Co-op fundraiser from January. DJ is king of the woodpile!
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