What Are Some Alternatives to Plastic Produce Bags?

What Are Some Alternatives to Plastic Produce Bags?

Faith Durand
Jul 22, 2010

Q: What are some alternatives to plastic produce bags? Using fabric bags makes my vegetables wilt in a short amount of time, but I hate using so much plastic!

Sent by Heather

Editor: Heather, we mostly use reusable bags just to bring produce home from the store or the market. Many fruits and vegetables are fine stored loose in the vegetable drawer. Others, like carrots, are best stored in water. See our recent post on storing carrots:

How Do I Keep My Carrots Crisp and Fresh?

You could use a covered casserole dish to store carrots, radishes, and other firm vegetables in a shallow layer of water.

Readers, other tips for Heather?

Related: Reusable Produce Bags: Credobags and Wonderthunder

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