I’m sorry for the lull in posts, I snuck in another camping trip even though my acupuncture program is in full swing already. I spent a few beautiful days in the redwood forest up in Humboldt County in Northern California. But that’s not what this post is about, although in a round about way it kind of is.

The closer we got to the city on our return trip, the more and more plastic bags I saw. They were everywhere. Stuck in the trees. Balled up in the meridian. You know, you’ve seen it. Most of us have at least 5 tote bags in the kitchen now to bring to the market. Maybe there’s even a tiny bag that fits in our backpack, glove box or purse. Great, I love that; it’s helping. But then I’m in the store and I’m watching people, including myself, piling beautiful organic produce and bulk foods into clear plastic bags. I usually reuse them, but still they pile up. And they’re plastic. And that beautiful food has now sat in an off-gassing bag. So I want to point out some lovely folks on Etsy that are here to help with reusable & washable bags for your bulk foods and produce. I know there are other ways around this, but I thought I’d share just a few shops with you. Click on the photo to get to their site.


nylon bulk food bags by Kootsac


cotton produce bags by wonder thunder


mesh bags by QwertyO

**QwertyO is offering an additional free mesh wash bag when you order their bags if you mention you saw them here at The Urban Field Guide. Thanks Kristin and Susan! (ps. Kristin is 16, and selling these bags as a way to raise money for college!)