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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.

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!!
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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My grocery store uses biodegradeable plastic (?) type bags for produce. I'm not selling any veggies now but in the future, that's what I plan to use for the things, like lettuce, that there are no other good options for bags.  Pretty sure these are the exact bags my grocery store uses:  https://www.amazon.com/Compostable-Produce-BioBag-Biodegradable-Green/dp/B00F57XZD2
 
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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?
 
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