Vermont has recently joined the growing list of states banning single-use plastics by banning plastic shopping bags, straws, drink stirrers, and foam food packaging. With less than a year until the ban takes effect, now is the best time to get in the habit of using sustainable food storage containers and bags that are eco-friendly. Ditch the single use plastic wraps, tin foil, plastic containers, and plastic bags. Replace them with Bee’s Wraps or organic cotton french terry Vejibags now sold at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft in Stowe. Vermont consistently ranks as one of the greenest states in the country. Being a local Vermont business we think is fitting that we sell products such as Bee’s Wraps and Vejibags to help keep our beautiful state green.
Vejibag is the healthy, eco-friendly alternative to plastic, for storing and preserving vegetables in the refrigerator. They will keep your veggies fresh and crisp for up to two weeks, by providing a humid environment that also breathes. All you have to do is just wet the bag, wring it out, then store your vegetables. When the bag dries out just re-wet it slightly to keep your veggies fresh. Vejibags are also great to bring to the grocery store with your reusable shopping bags to contain all your loose produce instead of using the plastic bags provided by the store. Another great way to to be eco-friendly and help the environment! Vejibags are machine washable and dryable. Just toss them in with your next load of laundry and reuse over and over.
Vejibags come in 3 sizes. Standard size is perfect for your carrots, peppers, lettuce. Large will hold bunches of kale, lettuces, celery, and zucchini. The Extra-Large is large enough to mix and match all your veggies in one bag.
Another great sustainable food storage product sold at Remarkable Things at Stowe Craft are Bee’s Wraps. Bee’s Wraps, made in Vermont, are made from organic cotton infused with beeswax and tree resin and are the perfect option for storing all your leftovers. They are so easy to use and come in fun patterns and designs. They also come in a variety of sizes so you can use them to cover a bowl, wrap your sandwich, cheese, bread, cut veggies, half an avocado, lemon or anything else you need to store. Just use the warmth of your hands to gently mold the wrap. When you’re done, just rinse and reuse over and over. Using Bee’s Wraps to store your leftovers will eliminate the unnecessary waste from plastic wraps or tin foil. These wraps typically last for about a year and are fully biodegradable. When you are done with them, you can just toss them in your compost pile.