April 18, 2024

Sustainable Solutions for Keeping Produce Fresh

Ambrosia bags with produce for blog

As Earth Day approaches, we are reminded of our commitment to sustainable living and the impactful ways we can help protect our planet. 

A significant yet simple way we can reduce our environmental impact involves how we store our produce. Keeping food fresh for longer allows us to enjoy its nutritional benefits and keep it out of the landfill or compost.

One sustainable method that will extend the freshness of your produce is to use reusable produce storage bags, like the Ambrosia Linen Produce Bags found in our farm stand grocery add-ons! 

Here are a few ways Ambrosia Bags can make a difference:

  • Flax linen is highly breathable, allowing oxygen in, and ethylene out which helps maintain the right balance of moisture and air, keeping your leafy greens, berries, mushrooms, and other veggies crisp and fresh for longer.
  • These bags can last a long time, offering a way to cut down on single-use plastics and reduce your household's waste.
  • Bags are made from sustainably grown flax and raw linen with inherent qualities that inhibit bacteria and mold, unlike other natural textiles.

Ambrosia is a grassroots family business dedicated to reducing household food waste, giving back and investing in their community. Their mission is to achieve sustainability in the kitchen while producing locally, paying fair wages, and using the highest quality materials.

Ambrosia bag with asparagus

The Impact of Food Waste on Our Environment

Did you know that reducing food waste is one of the most effective ways to help maintain a healthy environment? When food goes uneaten, not only are the resources used to grow, transport, and package it wasted, but it also contributes to methane emissions (a greenhouse gas that significantly impacts the planet) in landfills.

Simple Steps to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Switching to linen produce storage bags is just one of the many simple steps you can take to reduce your carbon footprint. Here are a few more tips:

  • Support local farmers and reduce your food miles by starting deliveries of farm boxes filled with organic fruits and veggies.
  • Plan your meals ahead of time to help you only buy what you need, reducing the likelihood of over-purchasing and wasting food.
  • Composting your leftover scraps is a great way to turn your organic waste into something you can reuse.
Sustainable Solutions

Move Toward Sustainability This Earth Day

Small changes, like switching to reusable produce storage bags and implementing a composting system at home can have significant effects on our environment.

By choosing sustainable practices, we can all contribute to a greener community and provide a healthier planet for future generations.

How To Add Farm Stand Products to Your Delivery:
CSA members - head on over to our online Farm Stand Market to customize your upcoming delivery. Market is open from noon on Thursday until 6 pm, 2 days before your scheduled delivery day. After you confirm your produce items, click the orange button "Confirm and Continue To Other Farm Products" to add the products to your delivery.

Not part of our farm family? Find out if we deliver to your neighborhood. You can even get your whole office in on the fun with our office snack packs. Find more information about our office deliveries here.