You're using cloth shopping bags instead of plastic grocery bags. Check.
You're using reusable snack bags instead of Ziplock. Check.
What about plastic produce bags?
Mesh produce bags are perfect for the grocery store!
Apples, oranges, bell peppers, carrots, onions, potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, shallots, garlic, eggplant, squash--have you given a thought to how many plastic produce bags you bring home each week to be recycled?
Each bag is quite sturdy, constructed with French seams. This means no frayed edges shedding threads on your food. All seams are triply reinforced so that you can easily carry a half peck of apples (~ 12 medium apples) without risk of straining the bag.
My produce bags in action at the grocery store.
The all-cotton drawstring cord with which all bags are now constructed, is very sturdy and secure. You can either cinch and tie off the end, or leave it just cinched. The inherent friction of the cord in the channel will in most cases keep the bag shut.
The mesh panel has a dual purpose. First, it allows the PUL code on the produce sticker to be easily read at the checkout. If for some reason the number is tough for the cashier to read (some cashiers bristle at all reusable bags not matter what!), you can easily un-cinch the top to read the number.
Second, the mesh allows produce to breathe. If you are storing potatoes or onions and need them to stay in the bag a while, the mesh prevents rot from setting in earlier than necessary.
There are other uses for this bag as well! Many of my customers are using them at the beach for sand toys or shell collecting.
Visit my Etsy shop to purchase yours today!
Like my page on Facebook which is where I preview all new bags and designs. Sometimes a bag will be spoken for via Facebook before I even get a chance to list it on Etsy or bring it to a show!
The pretty and fun fabrics make it more interesting to go food shopping. I find that people are more likely to bring their bags to the store if they are made from beautiful fabrics. What will you put in your mesh bag??
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.