Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
If you didn't know or don't live in Dallas, there was a bag ban passed that began as of January 1, 2015. Every time you go a store that uses plastic bags, you can either BYOB (bring your own bags) or pay 5 cents per plastic bag you use! You're safe if you shop at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, as they use paper and don't charge, but reusable bags can be adorable, so why not just adhere to the new rule?! Plus they work great toting things around and are super easy to clean.
My boyfriend and I are regulars at the Dallas Farmers Market, so the bags really come in handy with all the fruit and veggies we buy. We try to go every Sunday after church to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies for the week. I'ts actually one of my favorite things we do on Sunday, as it reminds me of when I used to go as a little girl, with my Poppa.
If you have never been or haven't been in a while, you're in for a real treat! They recently redid The Shed and have huge fans and more space. There's parking spaces now too, as they use the old area for parking now. Additionally, some vendors started taking credit cards in the last couple of months, but it's a lot easier just to go with cash. We have purchased everything from legs of lamb to fresh herbs, in addition the best pineapple we've ever had. Other food vendors make appearances too- even my favorite popsicle place usually has a stand!
I really wanted to feature our favorite vendor, but they're on break right now until mid-March. Perhaps I'll do a follow up post and feature them! By then hopefully the weather won't be bouncing back and forth between beautiful and freezing! Would you believe that I shot this post back in January?! It was whenever we had one of our first spring-like days, but look at us now...I'm not sure who is to blame, though. Is it Punxsutawney Phil or Queen Elsa?
I love to buy local and shop small! If you're not in Dallas, try checking out your neighborhood market. For more information on the Dallas Farmer's Market, visit their Website, Facebook Page, and Instagram.
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