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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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650 Responses

  1. Jill says:

    Love the rattan look!

  2. Karen says:

    Oh, how FABULOUS for so many uses….

  3. Jennifer M. says:

    I love grilling my fresh veggies!

  4. Nancy says:

    I eat plenty of salads.

  5. Kristin Stone says:

    Being that its just my husband and I, things usually go bad before we can eat them all. But we like to make a day of it with our neices and nephews. The farmer's market and the the park for a picnic.

  6. Lily says:

    The Farmers Market is starting this weekend and that would be perfect!

  7. Karen Graves says:

    Looks like the perfect basket to pick peaches in.

  8. celtchi56 says:

    Love buying "just what I need" for the week and going back every week. The Coventry Regional Farmer's Market in CT was just voted #1 in CT by Yankee Magazine for a great reason! I will most likely can later in the season. Right now after this long horrible winter we had, it is about savoring every new crop that comes out.
    This would be the perfect container for all of them.

  9. tonya says:

    I love fresh fruit in pies and cobblers.

  10. jarae says:

    I would love to have this basket, it would be great to carry to any type of outdoor market.

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