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Farmers' market implementing green measures

Original post made on Apr 15, 2009

With Earth Day just days away (April 22), the Pleasanton Farmers' Market will soon roll out a new initiative to eliminate the usage of plastic. By the end of next month, consumers will notice the campaign to reduce plastics--in the form of containers and utensils served to those who buy meals and plastic bags used for produce purchases.

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Posted by lisa
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2009 at 5:32 pm

I am living in Korea right now, and here, they charge $1.00 for every bag that you ask for. People just bring their own cloth bags where ever they go.... I would think that the USA could do at least as well as South Korea!

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Posted by lisa
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 15, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Oh, and here, 95% of the markets are "farmers markets".

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Posted by El
a resident of Val Vista
on Apr 16, 2009 at 9:45 am

I can't believe they won't have space for the Fudge/Caramel Apple guy! He was very popular and every time I was at his booth someone was coming up asking for his caramel apples.

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Posted by Marie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Apr 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

I think more people would go to the Farmer's Market if it were on Sundays. Who even has time to think about it on Saturdays?