It’s so much easier to shop zero waste at farmer’s markets than at traditional grocery stores. Here’s what I picked up at a nearby indoor farmer’s market on my way home this evening: bread in a brown paper bag (uncoated and no plastic window so it’s recyclable and compostable) and lots of yummy fruits and veggies without packaging! 😃
Where I live, outdoor farmer’s markets are only open on the weekends. I love that this market is open seven days a week, rain or shine, and has normal grocery store hours so I can get fresh, package-free food whenever I want. Plus, they carry more farm-fresh, local produce than the average grocery store 🙂
Check to see if there are any farmer’s markets in your area. You might be pleasantly surprised!
When you go, be sure to bring reusable cloth bags or mesh produce bags for small, loose veggies like beans. This makes it easier for the cashier to weigh the items at checkout. I put all the other fruits and vegetables loose in the grocery basket, then pack everything in a canvas bag to carry home.
Now that I know where to go, shopping package-free is easy. Training Milo not to jump on the kitchen table is another story … 😆