We've used classic string bags in the past, but they aren't very kind to herbs or asparagus that can get bruised or broken from poking through the holes. And while stores like Whole Foods are now offering cheap, recycled plastic totes (the Whole Foods bags cost only 99 cents), we like the natural look of canvas.
Below, we've rounded up a few good canvas totes you can order online, plus how to buy our Beet bag... "Beet the System" tote, above, $15 at Black Sheep Heap.Get Fresh with Me tote, $24 at Melissa Vest Designs on Etsy. Brown Cotton Tote, $16.50 at Hero Bags. Organic Canvas Bag, $9 at Eco Bags.
Of course, so many organizations sell their own cotton totes. You can support a favorite charity or business and use the bag for groceries. One idea:NPR Organic Cotton Grocery Tote, $20 at NPR.