We’ve belonged to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for several years now and it’s been wonderful for us because we often receive produce that we wouldn’t normally buy, and as a result we’ve expanded our repertoire of summer recipes. And while it’s great having a lot of fresh produce, once summer gets into full swing, it can be tough to stay on top of all the veggies in the fridge. We used to find that we were wasting food that we’d forgotten we had. Because we were using plastic grocery bags to pick up our farm share, it was hard to just look in the fridge and see what was in there. To cut down on the amount we were wasting, we switched from plain old bags to Hefty slider bags. Having everything stored in clear bags made it much easier for us to quickly take stock of our produce and what we needed to use quickly.
In addition to helping us cut down waste by reminding us what we needed to use, they also proved to be an economical purchase. We rinse and reuse our bags and find that we really don’t need to replace them often. If you’re planning to do the same, we recommend really stocking up on the one-gallon size which work well for most produce and then getting a few of the 2.5 gallon bags for things like collard greens and kale that won’t fit into a smaller bag.
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