A Tisket, a Tasket, Go Shopping With a Basket
It’s a very “Little Red Riding Hood” thing to do… (and she was European, after all!)
WHAT IT IS
I bought this charming basket at village “Sunday festival” in Bavaria. (Shops were never open on Sundays, so about once or twice a year they would allow shops to open, and make an occasion of it). There were an array of baskets like this one for sale outside one produce stand, and each basket was filled to overflowing with fresh vegetables. Naturally, I made my purchase choice based on the basket, rather than what was inside it (as the basket would last me years longer than the vegetables would, anyway). I did my daily shopping with it there, and I have continued that habit when we returned to Atlanta.
It makes my grocery shopping feel more like an outing and less like an errand. It fits handily inside the grocery cart at my local store. Any basket will do…
…in fact, there was a large basket and tote bag display right outside the store
BRING IT HOME
I fill her up and bring her home.
I admit–I do need to supplement with extra bags.
But the unloading and unpacking is still more pleasant this way. And, many plastic and paper bags are spared in the process.