Reusable Shopping Bags

Why wait for Marin to ban those ubiquitous paper and plastic bags? With these colorful and reusable cloth totes, grocery shopping becomes a trip to a farmer’s market in France. Warning: Don’t let price (or forgetfulness) keep you from going green—Marin’s markets, United to Boardwalk, have reusable bags available starting at 99 cents.

1. Woodlands Market (Kentfield) 415.457.8160; Cost Plus World Market (Greenbrae) 415.924.7743; Earthsac available at The Container Store (Corte Madera) 415.945.9755; Whole Foods (Mill Valley) 415.381.1200.

2. Recycled plastic bottles tote (Marin) 800.518.0740; White House Black Market (Corte Madera) 415.924.7138; The Spanish Table (Mill Valley) 415.388.5043; Mollie Stones (Sausalito) 415.331.6900.

3. Dean and Deluca (St. Helena) 707.967.9980; Main Street Mom’s tote and hand-painted bag for produce (Point Reyes Station) 415.663.1709; Marin Organic (Point Reyes Station) 415.663.9667; Ferry Plaza (SF) purchase this tote at either the Thursday or Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.