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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How To Keep Fresh Produce Fresh Longer?

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We love fresh fruit and veggies in this house, especially fresh berries.  My kids could literally eat a container of strawberries, blueberries or raspberries in one sitting.  This means that in order to satisfy their berry cravings I have to stock up on these favorites in bulk.  That being said, even though we go through our fresh produce relatively quickly there are times that the produce goes bad and we lose out enjoy those yummy treats.   That is so frustrating when that happens because our favorites, those berries, are very expensive!  

After way too many trips to the trash with mushy, moldy and yucky produce I am happy to share the secret to keeping fresh produce fresh longer!!

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We probably all have some of the Rubbermaid food storage containers in our cabinets that we mostly use for leftovers but now there is another type of Rubbermaid food storage container that you must add to your collect. Introducing the Rubbermaid® FreshWorks containers.  

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What is a Rubbermaid® FreshWorks container?

It’s a food storage container from Rubbermaid that keeps produce fresher longer with a patented FreshVentTM technology. The FreshVent regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to created the perfect environment so your produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was harvested! The CrispTrayTM helps reduce moisture and spoilage by keeping the produce off of the the bottom of the container.  This system is really brilliant and I have certainly seen a difference in the "shelf life" of our fresh produce since using these containers.  

You can find FreshWorks in three sizes to hold all types of produce:

  • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
  • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
  • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.

We use the Large for our strawberries that we buy in bulk!  

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These food storage containers are very easy to use.  Simply keep the CrispTrayTM on the bottom of the containers and fill them up!  Once filled, secure the lid. The lid filter lasts a lifetime, no replacements needed.  Hello money saver!
These containers are super convenient too just like your other Rubbermaid containers, they are microwave safe and top shelf dishwasher safe, plus they are BPA-free. 

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My routine after going grocery shopping has changed a bit but in doing so, I know I am saving my family money and we are not wasting this beautiful fresh produce like we have before! The FreshVentTM technology keeps produce fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional produce packaging. Did you know that Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.** That is plain craziness but I can totally see how that number would be correct because we have had plenty of produce go to waste. 


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When I get home from the store, I simply get out my Rubbermaid® FreshWorks containers, wash the produce and place the fresh, delicious fruit and veggies into the containers.  Now that they are washed and ready to eat we find ourselves reaching for those berries for any snack or meal plus they always taste super fresh!

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Keep your produce fresh longer, save money and stop wasting food!  This is a great container to add to your cabinet.  In fact, the next time you have to replace your Rubbermaid containers make sure the Rubbermaid® FreshWorks containers are apart of your container family from now on.  As the season changes to more and more fresh produce options I can see this system really helping us consume off the produce we grow ourselves as well as the produce we buy. 

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Now you can win a set of your very own Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers! Enter below. Good luck!

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*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.
** Source: USDA 2014


*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
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93 comments:

  1. I stock up on berries, cucumbers and carrots.

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  2. I stock up on berries and lettuce each week.

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  3. I buy carrots and bananas all the time.

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  4. I like to stock up on strawberries and blueberries for my son.

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  5. I stock up on spinach and broccoli every week.

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  6. Love this post! Strawberries are my absolute favourite and you little girl is super cute!!!! I am such a tupperware freak too, you can never have enough :-)

    http://www.nataschacox.com

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  7. I'm constantly buying onions, red peppers & tomatoes & cucumbers! Strawberries, too!

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  8. With the upcoming summer months upon us, and warmer weather, we tend not to make foods that require heating an oven or stove. We like fresh fruits and vegetables, for snacking and for salads. We've made salads in the past with strawberries and blueberries. With warmer weather, the challenge is to keep said fruits and vegetables fresh so they don't spoil. Thank you for writing these incredible ideas using the Rubbermaid® FreshWorks containers!

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  9. i stock up on strawberries

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  10. I haven't heard of these before .. but it sounds like I need them in my life. We're huge fresh produce people and have a large garden .. so we're always in need of storage ideas. I entered the giveaway and really hope I win!

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  11. I haven't ever seen or heard of these containers before. I really do appreciate you sharing because we usually do not get alot of produce. The reason being is within 2-3 days, it's usually starting to go bad and that's no fun to constantly have to shop for produce! I will need to invest in some of these.

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  12. I am always buying strawberries- they are my kid's favorite fruit. However, dealing with spoilage is a real issue and one that I try to avoid. I love these food storage containers. Not only do they look gorgeous, but they also seem to be great for keeping food fresher longer.

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  13. I love to stock up on oranges, apples, bananas and fresh berries. My email is traciemcooper0515@gmail.com

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  14. I stock up on strawberries and blueberries, cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and peppers!

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  15. I am in love with the FreshWorks product line. I use it for my salads and it helps keep it from going bad in just a few days. This product is going to save me a ton of money over the years. Also, I love that the top is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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  16. I stock up on asparagus, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. I am always trying to find ways to keep my produce longer. Some last longer than others in my home, with 4 kids. Thanks for the insight.

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  18. I need these!! We usually finish off fruit pretty quickly in my house, but when we don't I notice how quickly it goes bad, especially berries! I often resort to lining my tupperware with paper towels...it seems to make them last longer!

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  19. I love these tips! We always make sure to wash our produce and prep it the same day! We find we waste so much less and it stays fresh longer! Thanks for the ideas!

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  20. I stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables every week.These look nice!

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  21. I buy produce for salads each week, like lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and then I buy something different to add each week. This week it was radish and pea pods.

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  22. I stock up on berries, bananas, and kale
    Thank You for the chance!

    Fiona N

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  23. we definitely stock up on our bananas!

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  24. I love my Rubbermaid Fresh Savers! I have a set but I need more! Right now I have grapes, strawberries, and black berries in mine. I need one for my huge bag of spinach. I was pretty impressed with these containers. To be honest, I thought they would just be a joke, but they really are good!

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  25. Since I made a lot of salads, I buy different greens every week.
    thank you

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  26. Just bought strawberries an forgot I have one of these bowls. Gonna go wash berries now an out in bowl. !

    My berries smell so good. I got produce first walked through store smelling strawberries yummy. I won't to start back with my healthy eating. I put in to win these bowls a really hope I do. On a fixed income disabled an while not expensive for most budgets living on $720 a month with no help an a few food stamps the cost of a set of these is off the table for me.

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  27. We are always buying strawberries! In the summer we stock up on watermelon a lot too!
    addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com
    Ashley C

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  28. we stock up on fruits and veggies :)

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  29. Apples and grapes in the summer we love fresh berries

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  30. I stock up on apples and broccoli

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  31. I love to stock up on blueberries.

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  32. I like to stock up on berries

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  33. I like to stock up on fresh fruit each week.

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  34. Mushrooms. I love them, raw or cooked.

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  35. I stock up on greens, grapes and broccoli.

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  36. I stock up on mushrooms and berries!

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  37. carrots, cauliflower and broccoli

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  38. We stock up on strawberries!

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  39. lots of fruit, veggies, and salad! Thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  40. Always lots of bananas!

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  41. Bananas, oranges and apples.

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  42. These seem like great products. I stock up on fresh berries when in season, romaine and spinach, kiwi and grapes! starla.batesAT yahoo.com

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  43. I stock up on cucumbers and lettuce!

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  44. Veggies! Especially green pepper and onion!

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  45. Cucumbers and lettuce

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  46. I love to stock up on berries and lettuce, but, with mostly just the two of us at home, I have a hard time finishing them before they spoil.
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  47. I stock up on bananas, apples, onions and green peppers.

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  48. We stock up on carrots, onions, tomatoes, colored mini peppers, and cucumbers.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  49. We always have apples.

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  50. I buy berries, lettuce and mushrooms all the time.

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  51. I stock up on lettuce, tomato and cucumbers the most! We love salad.

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  52. I love to stock up on fresh berries, whatever is in season! It's the one healthy thing my kiddo's love eating and will work for every meal or snack!

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  53. Definitely on fresh berries!

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  54. I always stock up on leafy greens like spinach and lettuce.

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  55. In the summer, we stock up on strawberries every week!

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  56. Each week we stock up on salad greens and berries

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  57. We stock up on berries, cucumbers, lettuce, and tomatoes every week.

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  58. I love my cucumbers, celery and lettuce, but those strawberries look delicious.

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  59. Tomatoes, Oranges, Apples, Strawberries and Watermelon are our big ones that we have a lot of each week in the fridge!

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  60. OMG! Those strawberries look SO incredible! #ad

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  61. I stock up on apples, naval oranges, blackberries, blueberries, lettuce and carrots weekly.

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  62. we stock up on bananas spinach and tomatoes

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  63. I buy bananas, strawberries and carrots weekly.

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  64. We grow berries all summer.

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  65. fruits either bananas, strawberries, watermelon

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  66. Lately it has been strawberries but I am a big fan of keeping carrots fresh!

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  67. i stock up on strawberries since they are my favorite

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  68. Weekly I buy dukes, tomatoes, celery, carrots, oranges, apples,bananas and whatever berries are available.

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  69. I buy lettuce, tomato and mushrooms every time I go shopping

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  70. Recently we have been stocking up on cauliflower every week.

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  71. My weekly haul is strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

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  72. Green beans, tomatoes, greens, whatever fruit is in season.

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  73. Bananas, carrots and tomatoes.

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  74. I always buy tomatoes, onions and celery.

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  75. We stock up on potatoes and tomatoes.
    Pam C.
    treasuretoday@aol.com

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  76. Probably bananas. We eat a lot of them!

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  77. We always have oranges, lettuce, and bananas!

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  78. we stock up on strawberries every weeks. my girls love fruit

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  79. I always stock up on Lettuce and celery

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  80. I always have lettuce and strawberries.

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  81. Spinach, mixed greens, blueberries, blackberries, zucchini, bell peppers...

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  82. I stock up on fresh fruit- especially berries- along with salad veggies.

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  83. Any type of fruits! Especially strawberries

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  84. I love fruits and veggies in mine.

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  85. I've been wondering about those containets. My Mom is 83 now and lives about 3 hours away and so it seems she is always having to throw out veggies and fruits. She raised me to use money wisely and buy practical gifts. I think i will add these containers to her Mother's day gift. Thank you

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