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Goin' Green

September 7, 2011 - 8:51am
Author: 
Britta T

GOING GREEN

We've heard a lot of buzz lately about green drinks, green energy and green washing. If you're aware of the different ways you can practice a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, we're right there with you and the North Park Farmers' Market is a great place to practice "being green". It's easier than Kermit the Frog thought, and here are a few ways you can support sustainable practices at the market too!

1) Buy local, mostly organic products!
Admit it, the food tastes better and you feel good knowing that you're supporting local business owners and farmers. It's great for you and even better for mother nature. Ask your farmer about their farm and their practices and keep buying their products to support them.

2) Recycle!
Vendors like Happy Pantry or Thyme of Essence offer a $1 discount on jars of pickles if you return the jar every week. Refill your egg cartons with Paradise Valley Ranch. Reuse your plastic smoothie bottles or glass gallon jugs when you fill up from Green Fix every week.

4) Reuse canvas bags
Instead of using so many plastic products every week (for everything from your hot food items, beverages, and produce bags), come prepared with reusable bags or beverage containers. Remember, if you forget, we've got insulated reusable bags for sale at the Info booth!

5) Choose two wheels over Four
Not only is it fun and good exercise to ride your beautiful bike to a farmers' market, but you do good for the environment and alsolessen the load of traffic in and around markets. Get a basket and take home your fresh produce while doing something good for the earth!