Though the stands at your local farmers market might look like the produce aisles of your local grocery store, there are a few key differences to take into account when going for a shopping trip. I’ve put together a list of a few key do’s and don’ts to help get your farmers market experience started off on the right foot.
Life is all about picking your battles, and unfortunately green living is often one of those. No doubt because of its increased popularity, more and more companies have opted to hop on the bandwagon as a way to charge people more for something that appears to be less harmful to the environment. Unfortunately, many sustainable, fair trade, and eco-friendly alternatives don’t fit into the budget, and so we have to ask ourselves where we’re willing to draw the line. At some point you’re going to have to choose the non-green option, and even though it may be frustrating, know that there are so many other ways to participate in a greener lifestyle.
We’ve done it! We’ve made it to the halfway point of Plastic Free July 2017! In celebration, I decided to do a quick check-in to address what has been going well, what has been challenging, and what my plans are going into the final two weeks.
If there was one habit I had that best aligned with the zero waste movement, it was that I was willing to wear shoes until they could no longer be worn. I haven’t usually been one for getting rid of older shoes and any that were suited for everyday wear would more than likely find themselves in a state of disrepair somewhere down the line. Seeing as I had worn down my last good pair of daily wear shoes, I was in the market for a new pair when I stumbled across Insecta and I instantly fell in love.
Once a season I thought I’d change up the pace a bit and give you all a virtual tour of my indoor garden. Though I think many people would consider the breadth of their indoor gardening to be houseplants and maybe a few sunny windowsills worth of pots, my house actually has no south-facing windows so we had to get a little bit more creative in our approach.
A great way to cut down on waste created in the supply chain is to forego big box stores when shopping for groceries. Although, there are many places in which good alternatives do not exist, the popularity of farmers markets and the movement towards buying local has created more and more opportunities for one to be in your area.