On 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.
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!
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.
Photo: Julian Calo