CLEVER FIND: Keep it Fresh with FreshPaper™ for Fruit & Vegetables
By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
I'm a wannabe locavore (that means eating locally produced food all year round). But, living in the Midwest, it's just not practical. I need food with color all year round, not just in the summer.
With farmers' market season rolling in, I can play the locavore part – for a few short months at least. I get ambitious strolling down the market, poking fruit and veggies and asking questions on how to prepare obscure produce such as garlic scapes or salsify. All this freshness is so tempting that I invariably stock my basket with much more than my family can reasonably consume over the course of the week.
I don't want to be one of those unconscious persons that contributes to the horrible statistic that states that, as a society, Americans throw away 40% of their food. That is wrong for so many reasons.
The FreshPaper™ by Fenugreen is a great remedy to help me save my produce by keeping it fresh longer. FreshPaper, nicknamed the “dryer sheet for produce“, is a 5″ x 5” sheet of spice infused paper that you simply drop at the bottom of your refrigerator's vegetable bin. This will keep produce fresh 2 to 4 times longer.
How does it work? FreshPaper is infused with natural anti-microbial organic spices. Besides inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth, these organic ingredients also inhibit the enzymes that cause the over-ripening of produce. The sheets work well both in and out of the fridge and each biodegradable, compostable sheet of FreshPaper will last two to three weeks.
Now I can really have a field day at the farmers' market!
Buy from Fenugreen.com or from your local Whole Foods store.