farmer market alsace 16On our last day in Alsace, we passed by the farmer’s market in Dorlisheim on Sunday morning before driving back home. I usually don’t like doing groceries in supermarkets (who does anyway?!), however, I love doing my groceries at the farmer’s market for many reasons.
Buying local products is a guarantee of quality and tastier fruits and veggies from sustainable agriculture. Also, I appreciate the idea of buying in bulk. I can select my free-of-plastic-packaging products, also avoiding useless sticky price tags and put my fruits and veggies directly in my pretty pompom straw tote (or in my jute or cotton bags).
When I arrive home I wash everything with water and white vinegar or a vegan cleansing lotion for fruits & veggies before storing them in the fridge or fruit bowls.
The benefits? 1) Time gain, I don’t lose time opening each plastic bag and 2) most importantly, I reduce waste in my bin and consequently in landfill.
If you’re trying to be healthier and more eco-friendly, the above action is a good way to getting started.
By the way, I previously introduced the plastic waste subject in this article.

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Taking my pom pom straw tote everywhere from beach to countryside and city to farmer’s market. It’s probably the most versatile bag of this season!

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And just before going to the farmer’s market, we went to the stork’s park in Molsheim. Storks being the “emblem” of Alsace, it was interesting to see them from closer.

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Photo: Julian Calo

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