Sunday, August 09, 2009

Need-a-Bag Project Update 08.08.09: Dog Days of Summer Edition

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.

I've heard from a reliable source that there is nothing to eat at the farmers market except muscadine grapes and seminole pumpkins, now that summer has made the scene. I don't think that's entirely true, because I did see an eggplant, as well. Once again, however, I shied away from buying any veggies; I am starting to feel my cooking powers return, but more on that in another post.

Only a few short weeks ago and the farmers market was packed to the rafters with shoppers; now it's a ghost town. I think this happened around the same time last year, but I'm too lazy to check the posts from then.

The top photo is DG tenderly placing a Need-a-Bag? project label on a bag; it was supposed to be part of a photo essay on labeling bags, for any folks out there who might want to start their own Need-a-Bag? project franchise. Photo essays are so Nat Geo, though.

Anyway, there's no one at the farmers market now and so we can take something of a breather; DG will be taking this opportunity to high-tail it to Hawaii with her moms for a couple of weeks. I will be taking over for at least one of those weekends, having purchased three new totes at a garage sale. The next weekend, though, I'm dragging the fams to Disneyworld for one last fling before all hell breaks loose with 2nd grade and grad school. So, I don't know WHAT's going to happen with the project. I think this is the third time in the whole history of the Need-a-Bag? project that someone wasn't out there on a Saturday morning to hang bags. Crud.
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