Seeing Green: Junior Farmer's Market Totes!

I ran into some fortune to kick off my weekly "Seeing Green" posts as the first Farmer’s market of the season here in Portland opens tomorrow (yippee!). To commemorate this welcome event, and also to participate in the fun sparkle power sew-along, I made little drawstring backpacks for the kids to hold their finds (sorry about the crap mugshot-esque photo!)

Farmers Market Totes

Holden and I read through a fiddlehead recipe yesterday, so he’ll be on the hunt for those and the sky's the limit in what Esme will find to put in her pouch. In any case, we hope to spark conversations and questions about eating fresh, local, organic produce, and what kid doesn't love a good scavenger hunt?

These took all of 15 minutes to make (not including the time spent unraveling my little “helper” from my ribbon stash) using
this great tutorial - tweaked a bit, because I’m incapable of following a recipe or pattern without tweaking it to my liking. They are small, only about 10 x 9 inches and can only hold an apple (or fiddlehead) or two, but fine for the principle that we hope to encourage. And I can think of a kabillion ways to fancy these up, but since I have a deadline (not goal), I kept them simple and functional.

Happy weekend everyone! Aside from farmer's marketing, mine will be spent absorbing this book written by one of my favorite bloggy mamas!


Paper Dolls for Boys said...

You get the Green Award for the month, really cute backpacks. They will be the coolest kids at the farmer's market (and there are a LOT of cool kids at the farmer's market)!!! Cheers, Tracey

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Hope your trip to the market was fun! The pouches were a terrific idea - kids always feel more involved if they are "helping". I had to look up what a fiddlehead was (we don't get those down under) and I read that they taste like asparagus - yummmm.

Melissa said...

I love the bags! I think we might make one for O next Friday. I just got my book today, too, and I can't wait to read it!

Selina said...

Great simple idea, it's fun being crafty!

MamaBlogger said...

Thanks everyone! I had no idea what a fiddlehead was either! That's the risk you take when you recipe browse with a 4-year-old :-)