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Tap water at the farmers market ... and it's free!

August 26, 2009 |  3:11 pm

 ZuccSomething besides the samples is free at the Santa Monica Farmers Market today.

It's drinking water. The market and the consumer advocacy group Food & Water Watch are launching a campaign to get people to use fewer plastic water bottles. Free filtered tap water will be available at a self-serve station.

Water will also be available at the market Saturdays starting Aug. 29 and at the Pico and Main Street markets in September.

Reusable stainless steel “I Love Santa Monica Water” bottles will also be on sale for $10. 
-- Mary MacVean

Photo: Squash and peppers for sale. Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times