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Market customers split on bag charge

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.

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