The idea of strolling through the farmers market wistfully, gently squeezing stone fruit and stuffing your canvas tote with every vegetable under the sun, can be misleading. The romance of it all keeps you from remembering that after you've bought all that produce, you have to lug it home, without bruising your tomatoes or yourself.
Arming yourself with the right bag often means the difference between a successful shopping spree and a grocery-related disaster. You want something sturdy and handsome, something that allows you to compartmentalize. So we've teamed up with the creative (and stylish) minds behind MZ Wallace to bring you just that: the perfect farmers market tote.
After months of meeting, sketching, and making lists of all the pockets and doo-dads we wish our current bags had, we finally have a prototype -- we just need to decide on a color. And that's where you come in.
Over the next week, you'll be able to vote for your preferred color over on MZ Wallace's site -- your options are forest green or navy blue. Maybe you want your bag to match your eyes; maybe you want it to complement your favorite vegetable.
Whichever color you prefer, make yourself heard -- we'll be sharing real-time data on which color is winning, so you can even start an office pool, if that's your thing. After the winning color is announced, we'll be sharing updates throughout the summer as our sketches become reality.
Now go vote! We can't wait to see which color comes out on top.
Photo provided by MZ Wallace