Tag Archives: Five Points Community Farm Market

Canvas sandwich bags…say good-bye to Ziploc plastic!

We discovered canvas sandwich bags at Green Alternatives, the fabulous little green shop at the Five Points Community Farm Market in Norfolk, VA. No more need for plastic Ziploc bags!

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Norfolk, VA Farmer’s Market

We hadn’t been to the Five Points Community Farmer’s Market in Norfolk for a full year. Realizing that not every town has  a huge farmer’s market like the one I grew up with in south Georgia, I decided to revisit it with a fresh attitude and stop being prejudiced against small, overpriced markets that are doing the best they can. After venting in the organic food post about what Norfolk didn’t have, I decided to write about what they do have.

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Buying Organic

Buying Organic

Honestly, I have a difficult time buying fruits that are twice as expensive just because it says “organic” on the labeling. Is it really organic? How do I know? Is it an investment in my health or a marketing ploy to get my money?

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