Farmer’s Market Shopper Gift & Starter Set

Farmer’s Market Shopper Gift & Starter Set

  • A complete Eco-friendly gift or starter set for farmer’s market shopping
  • Set of 6 bags contains the following:
    • 2 Shopping Bags – Canvas & Jute XL Tote, Market String Bag
    • 2 Muslin Produce Bags – Large and Medium sizes
    • 2 Mesh Produce Bags – Large and Medium sizes
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Product Details

A perfect gift or starter set! These 6 bags will cover everything needed for trips to the farmer’s market.  The Canvas & Jute XL Tote is great for large and bulky items and holding your full produce bags.  The Market String Bag, with it’s amazing expanding capacity, is perfect for larger produce, artisan breads, and other goods.  2 Muslin and 2 Mesh produce bags take care of the fruits & veggies, and double as storage bags at home.  Long lasting, heavy-duty construction will allow you to save paper and plastic bags for many years.  Made in India of organic cotton fabrics, certified according to Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS) for ecology & social responsibility, and Jute, a natural native plant that requires no irrigation. Since they're made of organic cotton and native jute, they bring additional benefits to the environment and our health by avoiding the highly toxic pesticides, fertilizers and processing chemicals used in regular cotton crops.  Beware of cheap synthetic fabric bags. Cotton and jute bags are natural, sustainable and biodegradable. Polyester and Nylon are made from oil, NOT natural, NOT sustainable and NOT biodegradable.

Care Instructions

The Organic Canvas & Jute Grocery Bags is made of heavy weight canvas and jute and will last for many years. Spot cleaning of the jute and canvas panels with a wet soapy cloth and flat or line drying, is the recommended cleaning method.  DO NOT WASH, BLEACH, OR IRON.

The Produce and String Bags are made of cotton muslin or knit fabric and will last for many years. They are easy to care for by washing them in COLD water and flat or line drying.  They are unprocessed fabric so they may appear excessively wrinkled and shrunken after the first few washes depending on your water hardness and laundry detergent.   DON'T BE ALARMED. You can stretch them back out and reduce the wrinkles by pulling on the fabric and smoothing the wrinkles on a flat surface when the bag is wet. After stretching and smoothing, lay it flat and air dry.  Permanent shrinkage will be 7-10%

Use Tips

SHOPPING BAG BOTTOM SUPPORT:  A rigid bottom support will help keep bottles and heavy items in place and allow the bag to stand much easier in your car or on the counter. To make one, cut a piece of heavy cardboard to the size of the bottom, 14 X 7 inches, and place it into the bag at the bottom. It also helps keep the bottom clean; when it gets worn and dirty, recycle it and replace it with a new one.

Reusable Produce Bags can save plastic bags on every trip to the market. We offer two types of produce bags because each excels at a different job.

Muslin bags are made of solid fabric. They’re extremely versatile for both shopping and storage.  The fabric allows for good air circulation while reducing light, fine for counter and pantry storage of produce.  They excel at refrigerator storage of delicate produce that easily wilts, like lettuce, chard, basil and greens.  Refrigerators dehumidify the air to prevent frost buildup. As a result, unprotected produce will wilt very fast.  Spray the produce with water and place them into a muslin bag while dripping wet.  The bags will dampen and provide a moist blanket around the produce, keeping them nice and crisp for days.  If the bags begin to dry out in a few days spray the produce again.

Mesh bags are made of 1/8-inch square netting that is very stretchable and allows for easy identification of contents. They provide excellent air circulation, great for pantry storage of thick-skinned produce like potatoes and onions.  You can hang full bags on hooks by the drawstring for extra pantry space.  Mesh bags work fine for refrigerator storage of thick-skinned produce like apples, oranges and cucumbers, but we do not recommend them for storage of delicate produce that will easily wilt in a low humidity environment.