A few weeks ago, I received a beautiful gift in the mail from Sally Erickson, founder of Vejibag. It was one of their organic cotton produce storage bags designed to keep vegetables, especially greens, crisp and fresh, and I’ve now had the chance to try it out on a couple different leafy greens.
The handcrafted quality is immediately evident when you handle the soft bag. However, I was somewhat skeptical when I read the directions to get and keep it moist. I’m so used to the
‘ole trick wasteful practice of wrapping paper towels around greens that it seemed counter-intuitive, like I’d be setting them up for exactly the opposite of the Vejibag’s intended purpose and claim of “no more slimy vegetables.”
Nevertheless, what nutritarian doesn’t need a way to keep their copious amounts of veggies from going bad before their time? So, I was definitely game…
I found the spacious bag easily accommodated a rather large bunch of chicory greens and even more easily a big head of romaine lettuce. Both remained crisp and unslimy for the week it took to eat them.
Needless to say, when I get some money together, I’ll be buying a few of these from their online store.
Also, it should be noted, at the time of this writing, they currently have an Indiegogo campaign, so that would be another way to support them.
Here’s the video they created explaining the materials and process used in the creation of the bags.