Congratulations to Julia for being our September 2018 basket draw winner! Such big smiles this brings. Yes, she had someone with her to help carry it all home. One more draw, Oct. 23rd!
We have two wonderful re-useable bag options at the market. Both contribute to reducing plastics and encourage less waste.
- $4 for a new re-useable cloth bag, with all proceeds going directly to market operations. These come with custom illustrated market buttons! Super cute.
- and our free ‘leave a bag, take a bag program’. Donate your excess re-useable swag bags for folk that forget theirs. We can only accept clean (free of any food/pet residue for our allergen friends) bags. No single use grocery plastic bags.
Congratulations to the seasons first basket draw winner! Congratulations Sigrid. Look at this happy face holding up the basket of bounty – all donated by our vendors. There was even more goodies but she couldn’t hold it all for the photo. Wow. If this doesn’t give you motivation to shop and enter into Septembers draw….I don’t know what will ;-).
The Rules and Regs are in a previous post and available at market. Main points: Spend over $20, must accept basket as presented and pick it up the following market day. Easy peasy
It’s back!! 3rd annual TBFM monthly basket draw begins now, August 2018
Spend $20** or more each market day you are eligible to enter the monthly draw for a basket full of market goodies donated by our vendors. You could enter up to 4 times in a month! Wow. **Alternatively, purchase a set ($20) of our buttons makes you eligible to enter too!
The vendor you spend over $20 with will supply an entry slip to eligible customers. Next, clearly write your email address on the back, fold and place it in the entry box at the organizers tent. If the vendor has overlooked a slip for you, because they do get busy, come on over to the organizers tent for one. If your $20+ spending is shared over a few vendors, not to worry, one of our trusted volunteers will ‘eyeball’ your market shop to verify.
The draws will happen on the last Tuesday of month except for October. Draw dates; Aug. 28, Sept 25 and Oct. 23.
IMPORTANT: By entering the Monthly Basket Draw contest, the winner(s) agree to a pre-arranged pick up time of basket the following market day of the monthly draw date. Baskets will be pre-filled just prior to arrival (so it’s all fresh!) with market goodies by management and must be accepted as presented.
Oh, in addition to keeping the cool basket, the prize also includes a re-useable Greenbelt cloth shopping bag AND a full set of 5 tbfm buttons. ($20 value right there!)
Thank you! Now you’ve got some shopping incentive….if you needed any 😉
The market tries to do our bit by contributing to reducing and reusing. It’s also up to us, as individuals to do our part. A practice that many customers do is very simple and easy to adapt, especially if you come every week. Those little baskets, paper and plastic, that your soft fruits etc. used for the safe travel home, bring them back each week and return to the vendor – they do reuse them. Better yet bring your own re-useable container to take our goodies home in. A few of our vendors are using high quality paper bags that can easily be used multiple times before they have to be recycled. Don’t forget about reusable shopping bags to use to bring the market haul home in too! It’s all very doable and imagine if EVERYONE incorporated this practice into their lifestyles.
Our #buttonup fundraising campaign continues. 4 bucks gets you a reusable bag and an awesome tbfm original illustration by @veetronic ! If you forget your reusable bag, purchasing help your ‘waste less living’ and directly supports market operations! Win/Win! Alternatively, we continue with our take a bag/leave a bag free program too! Also follow Sophi of @yourecofriend who as some amazing tips on how to live waste less. Let’s not be wasters, or waste our lives away or…well there’s too many silly waster jokes so I’ll stop right now 😉 ta.