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Keeping produce fresh--do the bags/balls work?

noya Aug 8, 2007 11:08 AM

I've now got TONS of yummy CSA veggies, and sometimes it's hard to use them all as quickly as they come. Has anyone had success (or failure) with the bags or the balls that claim to keep produce fresher longer?


  1. lupaglupa Aug 8, 2007 11:19 AM

    I have the same problem - that huge bag of CSA produce all at once is hard to deal with some weeks! I use something called evert fresh bags that I got from www.Gaiam.com. They really work well for me. I keep produce fresh twice as long as I used to.

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    1. re: lupaglupa
      justagthing Aug 8, 2007 12:03 PM

      tried that link but it is not working, can you repost please?

      1. re: justagthing
        lupaglupa Aug 9, 2007 05:18 AM

        Here's a link directly to the product - don't know why the original link didn't work. You may have to Google for Gaiam.


        1. re: lupaglupa
          Gio Aug 9, 2007 06:08 AM

          I have their Extra Life Discs and honestly I can't say that they help retain the freshness of vegetables longer. I find they're better with leafy VGs but broccoli and string beans seem to wilt faster. :(

          1. re: Gio
            lupaglupa Aug 9, 2007 10:46 AM

            I haven't tried those. I did try those spongy pads you put in the bottom the the crisper drawers. They were awful. I didn't notice any improvement with the produce and the pads got wet and moldy. A complete waste.

      2. re: lupaglupa
        DanaB Aug 9, 2007 03:33 PM

        Thanks for pointing out this product!

        Btw, your original link didn't work because you have a period at the end of the link.

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