Prepping for this season's market garden, it will be our first. It's exciting! One problem I am keen to solving is the issue with plastic bags and salad greens. Wondering what current market farmer's are doing for the bagging option of lettuce/salad mixes? Most of our other fares (radishes, onions, potatoes etc) in either a paper bag (not ideal, but better than plastic bag) or customers own market sack. We do not want to use plastic bags.
Cardboard boxes? Wax paper bundles? I don't know, I haven't done anything but plastic bags. I sell so far by contract where the big farmer provides the containers, and by peddling by bicycle, no farmers markets yet.
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
posted 1 year ago
Mike Jay wrote:I don't know if this is the best way but we buy and use cellophane bags for our greens Here are the ones we get
Great link, thank you Mike. Yes, cellophane does seem to be a bit better.
We have been using plain brown paper to wrap Avocados - we re-use the (wasteful) fill packaging Amazon sends in their boxes with every order, but I suppose you could buy bulk rolls that cost less than the bags, and just rip off the right size and wrap it around the head of lettuce?
Experimenting and growing on my small acre in SW USA; Fruit & Nut trees w/ annuals, hoping to get Chickens, rabbits, and in-laws onto property soon.
Long term goal - Furniture & Luthier Stay-at-home farm dad.