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Altadena Farmers Market

Zero-Waste Journey 

The journey to a zero-waste market is a marathon, not a sprint. We were building community and having fun along the way prior to pandemic. Help us get there again! Tell us which local market might be interested collaborating wit us!

Second-Chance Bags


We hope you bring reusable bags to the market but if you forget, we've got your back! 


  1. Grab a FREE reusable bag at the market and use it for all your shopping needs. Take it home and use it every time you shop. 

  2. Get a lightly used paper or plastic bag from a vendor.

  3. Last resort: purchase a new plastic bag for 25 cents - a little nudge to encourage you to bring your own. 

Plates for the People

Community Reusables 


We provide reusable plates, utensils, and cups to food vendors to help wean the market off single-use items. When you order food, be sure to ask the vendor to serve it on Green Circle reusables. Food tastes so much better with reusables!

Free Dishwashing!


A great team of volunteers was washing dishes (free of charge to the community - how cool was that?!). 

Now we are in the process of upgrading our dishwashing site to the commercial kitchen! Stay tuned.  

Get Involved

Waste Audit


Separating waste into different bins illustrates how much waste our community is producing - and who the biggest offenders are.


At the end of the night, we do an audit. Waste speaks for itself! A waste audit also gives us measurable data to track progress on the zero-waste journey. 

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