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Going green at Dubuque's farmers market

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By Lauren Squires

DUBUQUE (KWWL) - Cold weather is bringing the farmers market in Dubuque indoors. For the second year, the weekly downtown market has moved indoors for the season. But this year things are looking greener.

For 150 years, people have gathered downtown each week for the Dubuque farmers market. This year's winter market has a new twist.

There is always a push to buy local and buy fresh, but this year you're seeing more green. Not just green vegetables, but green bags. It's called "Just One Thing." For $1.00 you can buy these reusable green bags. It's just one more way dubuque is striving to be sustainable.

"Going green is as easy as buying a reusable bag. People are loving it and its great to see the bags all over Dubuque," said Amanda Cottrel of Two by Two Campus. They've already sold 5,000 bags. Organizers say every 15 plastic bags equals one gallon of gas; not only are you saving some green in terms of the environment, but also your pocketbook.

Online reporter: Lauren Squires

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