Produce Preservation Without Paper Towels

fabric produce bag 

Photo Credit: Wisdom of the Moon

While I’ve known for years that putting a paper towel or two in with bags of lettuce and other produce absorbed extra moisture and prevented early spoilage, I became concerned over the unnecessary use of the paper products.

So I started using fabric napkins or old (clean) face cloths to tuck in with the vegetables instead. It works great! When I’m done with them, I just toss them in the laundry with the rest of the towels and cleaning rags.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who realized this because I was doing some internet browsing recently and found a place online that sold fabric inserts for produce storage, as well as sturdy cotton bags for veggie holding alternatives. What a great way to save on paper towels and re-use fabric! Not cheap enough? The picture above is from a blog post on how to make your own fabric produce bags.