I'd like to stop using plastic baggies for the produce section and sew a bunch of reusables. What would be a good fabric choice? I've seen mesh ones, but I can't imagine them keeping the lettuce and spinach from drying. May be some kind of nylon? What do you think?
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I have mesh ones that I bought from Publix that work great for getting the produce from the store/market to home. I store some things in the bags but most other stuff gets stored in bowls (oranges, mangos, etc.) and I store the lettuce in the salad spinner.
I found organic hemp at the fabric store in smallish pieces and got a great price on it. I sewed it up into different size bags with a twine drawstring. It holds the produce fine, stores it well, and washes out clean. I heard somewhere that it's naturally mold and mildew resistant, which I thought would work well with produce...
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We have six cotton string bags with drawstring closures. We got them ages ago at the Container Store for something like $0.99 each, and I haven't seen them since. They work great - we've never had a mold issue storing damp produce in them in the fridge, and after a couple of uses they can go right into a regular load of laundry. Kind of wish I had picked up more of them when I had the chance.
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I don't use bags, either. I bought a couple muslin produce bags, but I think they're more work than they're worth.
Green beans are a bit of a challenge bag-free, but...I've done it!
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