frequently asked questions:

Where do you get your produce bags? 

I have three types of bags, and some pillowcases I picked up at the thrift store. I'm typically asked about the organic cotton mesh bags. You can buy them at Life Without Plastic - a super awesome store that has 100% recyclable packaging. No plastic! They also have a neat points system you can redeem for cash. Or you can buy them on Amazon.

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Organic cotton mesh bags. Great for veggies and buying large items in bulk like fig bars, crackers, dried fruit, bagels and rolls. I have several of the x-small size. They're the perfect size to compliment the other large bags I have. Also great for on the go.

Organic cotton mesh bags. Great for veggies and buying large items in bulk like fig bars, crackers, dried fruit, bagels and rolls. I have several of the x-small size. They're the perfect size to compliment the other large bags I have. Also great for on the go.

The first bags I bought when I started going zero waste. I was thinking more about reusables and less about the end life of the product. These are synthetic. But, super stretchy. I'm still a huge fan! But, after they die I will probably not purchase anymore. 

The first bags I bought when I started going zero waste. I was thinking more about reusables and less about the end life of the product. These are synthetic. But, super stretchy. I'm still a huge fan! But, after they die I will probably not purchase anymore. 

I bought these for finer items like bread crumbs, flour, and sugar. Also the perfect size to carry home tortilla chips. The drawstring rim is very thick. It makes decanting the finer items in to jars very difficult! Great bags, but not for the purpose I wanted them.

I bought these for finer items like bread crumbs, flour, and sugar. Also the perfect size to carry home tortilla chips. The drawstring rim is very thick. It makes decanting the finer items in to jars very difficult! Great bags, but not for the purpose I wanted them.

Where do you find tortilla chips in bulk?

There's a local tortilleria near our farmers market. They make tortilla chips and tortillas and they're more than happy to place them in my own bag. If you don't have a tortilleria near you, go to your local Mexican restaurant. They are typically more than happy to fill your bags with goodies at the same price or less than your grocery store.

Where did you get your farmers market tote and/or trolley? 

The cart was a present from my mom. I'm not sure where she bought it, but I've linked to one similar below. Check outdoor markets for totes similar to mine, I've also linked to a similar one below.

Do you still use toilet paper? 

Yes, I still use toilet paper. We have a bidet attachment, which you can read all about here. I also wrote a post about toilet paper. We use tree free paper or 100% recycled. Since the addition of the bidet, two people go through one roll of toilet paper approx. every three weeks.