Did you know that the average American household throws away 25% of the produce they purchase? Not only is this wasteful and bad for the environment, but over the course of a year this can add up to hundreds of dollars spent on food you will never eat.
We cannot recommend enough the Debbie Myers Produce Storage Bags that we sell. We use them and they really work. They can extend the shelf-life of produce by weeks. And without preservatives or anything. Most of what causes produce to go bad is a gas called Ethylene that is naturally released by some produce and other food. It oxidizes the produce, breaking it down and causing it to rot. The produce storage bags removes this gas and protect the produce from its effects as well as any mold or bacteria that can harm your yummy veggies.
Also, having to throw away bad produce can be avoided simply by learning the best ways to store different fruits and veggies. We include proper storage instructions for each Local Box item on the recipe sheet that arrives with the box. We also send this handy Fruit and Veggie Storage Guide with everyone's very first Greenling order to help save time and money.