What Your Farmers Market Tote Bag Says About You
The tote bag is, apparently, not only a happy marriage of form and function but also a status symbol of sorts: You can imagine that, for some, the type of bag one carries around a very social space like a Los Angeles farmers market is highly revealing, so much so that whatever is displayed on the bag is just as significant as the fruits and vegetables and bread inside it. Thus: What your farmers market tote bag says about you.
A. Scattergood Tenerelli Orchards at the Old Pasadena farmers market T. Nguyen Whole Foods reusable bag
Yes, kale is pretty great, especially since you're juicing, but while you're quizzing your farmer about whether the produce is organic, maybe talk to her about the entire exciting world of leafy greens. Swiss chard? Spinach? Ong choy? All of these are worthy of consideration.
How much do you love a good Trader Joe's reusable bag? Let us count the ways: Beachy, themed (surfer, utensils), insulated, jute ... in fact, if you rattled off every bag you own, you'd sound like Bubba describing all the ways you can cook shrimp. That said, you recognize you do have a problem that borders on hoarding, but you just can't bear the irony of throwing out stacks of reusable bags.
"Spot a mysterious peach on a black background? Restaurant addict ID'ing himself as a fan of David Chang's Momofuku noodle empire." Thank you, New York Times. Note to Tsujita: Maybe now is a good time to start selling tote bags.