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While perusing fresh lacinato kale, heirloom tomatoes, raw honey and summer squash at my local farmer’s market this weekend, I kept thinking, “This stuff is too good to be squished into a reused plastic bag from the supermarket.” I found myself longing for today’s Freebie Friday — this simple, stylish and highly functional Market & Fruit Picking Pack from Kaufmann Mercantile Store. The rattan pack’s cotton back straps and squish-free design are enough to make it a must-have for any farmer’s-market-frequenting locavore. Plus, last month style-maven Joy Cho from the Oh Joy! blog featured it as the ultimate picnic basket.

Kaufmann Mercantile Market Basket

All you have to do to be entered into the random drawing for this rustic chic market basket is leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, July 11. So easy!

This week’s question: How do you enjoy summer’s fruit and veggie harvest? Do you can the excess produce into tomato sauces or jams? Bake a ton of fruit pies and cobblers? Enjoy everything fresh and raw?

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651 Responses

  1. kseela says:

    I saw someone with this at a farmer's market recently, what a great idea!

  2. Perfect for a trip to the orchard with the kids or a picnic in the park!

  3. DebP says:

    Very classy! This will be great at the grocery store and in the garden…

  4. Vanilda says:

    We like to eat our fruit and vegetables fresh. We love to add fruit on our salads and sandwiches!!!

  5. Barbara Smith says:

    Looks just like the basket my husband pointed out to me in a picture taken 32 years ago at his Dad's camp! It was a basket that a bear had lugged off many years before that and a game warden had returned!
    We wonder what ever became of it!

  6. Ferrie says:

    I live in a small town in Oklahoma and every Saturday morning during the summer we have the Farmers Market downtown and it is great! I go early and swoop up fresh tomatoes, green beans, baby eggplants, onions, potatoes, cantalope, blackberries and peaches and so much more, I need this lovely basket! It is so nice having fresh veggies and fruit all week…peach cobbler and homemade ice cream…yummy

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