Fresh Living

grocerytote.jpgOne of the sweetest products from Jane Jenni (which Valerie wrote about here) are her adorable grocery totes, and it got me thinking about the different ways we carry our food home from the store (or farmer’s market, or…).  There are some really cute, clever grocery totes for sale out there, but personally, I pride myself on never having paid for one.

I think at the heart of it is the feeling that “new” bags are free at the store, so why should I pay for one (sub-question: why does it so often cost money to be environmentally conscious)?  Plus, isn’t it more eco-friendly to reuse something you already own, rather than buying something new?

Oof, am I really making an argument against buying new, cute bags?  Up is down today!

My bags are a pleasant melange: a couple that I got free from Whole Foods for filling out a customer satisfaction survey, a bag that I got with my press pass at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, the bag (covered with uplifting sayings like “Breathe Deeply” and “Dance, Sing, Floss, and Travel”) that my yoga pants from lululemon came in.

How do you transport your groceries?  Have you gotten creative with your food-schlepping procedures? 

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