Altadena Farmers Market

Zero-Waste Journey 

The journey to a zero-waste market is a marathon, not a sprint. We're building community and having fun along the way. Help us get there!

Second-Chance Bags

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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 

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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!

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

 

We could use your help. You'll be amazed at how much fun you can have washing dishes!

Get Involved

Waste Audit

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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.