Get crafty, and help us reduce plastic bags at the Market!

Get crafty, and help us reduce plastic bags at the Market!

June 22, 2011 |  by  |  News

Reduce and reuse are key words around the Montavilla Farmers Market. Last year, we launched our Market Loaner Bag program to reduce the number of disposable plastic bags used to carry home the wonderful produce and goods purchased at the market. Our loaner bags are crafted out of discarded t-shirts, and are available at our Info Booth for shoppers to borrow – for free! The bags have been a big success – our visitors are more than happy to forgo a single-use tshirtsbag in favor of a repurposed t-shirt bag. More demand requires more supply, and we could use your help to keep these fabulous bags available to our shoppers. The bags are simple to make and we’ve got some easy instructions on our website, so fire up your sewing machines! Stop by the Info Booth this Sunday for more information and to pick up t-shirts for construction.

We are also in need of a key volunteer to stencil each bag with our “loaner bag” label. If you have a bit of time to stop by the Info Booth each week and pick up any newly sown bags to stencil, come by and talk with us or email our Volunteer Coordinator.

To further our efforts to reduce the use of single-use bags, we are also selling reusable mesh produce bags for $1 at the Info Booth. Pick some up on Sunday to carry home your Market bounty.

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  1. Cute shirt/bag. 🙂 Thanks for this idea. Los Angeles County also promotes the use of reusable bags. Check it out.

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