The next Seacoast Eat Local Farmer's Market is Saturday at Wentworth Greenhouse in Rollinsford. I love the Rollinsford Market, and am excited to see what the farmer's have for us this week.
Since I started going to the Farmer's Markets I've wanted to make myself some reusable bags. I use reusable bags, but they are the heavy plastic-like jobbies that you get at the supermarket, from back when we frequented the supermarket with enough vigor to receive free bags due to the amount spent...Organic is expensive in the store. Well, I must admit to loving the durability of those bags, but I didn't like advertising for a Supermarket while walking around a Farmer's Market... So today Mini and I got to work on a reusable bag that is designed like the plastic store bags. I picked up the Pattern on Etsy. It was easy enough to make, and fully reversible, making it more sturdy and more fun. I'd like a couple more, but between that one and 2 other random bags I already made a while back, it will probably do just fine for this week's trip.
Another little item on my list of things I'd like to have, to enhance my shopping experience, is produce bags. I will throw a couple heads of broccoli into my larger bag, but a pound of shallots gets a little hard to manage, so a small bag that I can put the little things into, then into my larger bag, would be helpful. I have always used the plastic bags the farmer's have available, but have never been happy about doing so. Now I don't have to. I have two made up, in simple unbleached muslin...with silly ribbon that says "handmade". They even have french seams! I didn't like how the fabric frayed so I decided to try the french seams, besides they are a lot more sturdy because of it. Probably a silly addition, but that is the fun thing about making them yourself, if you don't want frayed fabric entangled with your veggies, you can stitch french seams...how fancy...oh and by the way, french seams are fancy, and quite clever, but VERY simple to do. Honest.
The eggs in the background are just a running gag at this point, around here. Everywhere you look there are eggs. In the basket from outside, in the bowl in the sink waiting to be washed, on the counter waiting to be used, in the fridge being stored. Eggs are everywhere, so I had to include them in the picture.