Farmer Henry Brockman says he doesn’t like the eco-implications of handing out plastic shopping bags to his customers at the farmers’ market in downtown Evanston every Saturday.
So he started charging them 25-cents for a set of four bags.
Guess what? While some customers got the message, others were outraged, sending him nastygrams and threatening to stop shopping at his stand.
It all made for a big story in the Chicago Tribune, which, in turn prompted blogger and sometimes Tribune columnist Dennis Byrne to tsk, tsk about the inconsistency of folks in politically correct Evanston.