What shall I take to the “Make, Bake, and Grow” fundraiser for my P.E.O. Chapter? How about something “green” which would be unique and perhaps spark interest in ways to save the planet.
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization for the education and advancement of women. Twice a year, our chapter hosts a “Make, Bake, and Grow” sale to earn money for the scholarship fund.
I planned on making my ginger snaps which are always a favorite. What would be something “green?” My daughter had given me a reusable mesh produce bag and I thought, “How about something like that?”
On Google, I typed in “reusable produce bags” and one of the first hits was Reuseit.com. Upon opening the website there was the perfect item, a set of 5 reusable, small, see-through mesh, drawstring, polyester bags just perfect to use at the market as a smart alternative to plastic produce bags. I placed my order and it arrived quickly.
To encourage a purchase I put a piece of fruit in each bag and priced them to sell. Alongside the display, I had a 4″ x 5″ card describing the benefits/merits with small stickers of fruit and vegetables along the edges of the card to draw attention to my display.
Go Green – Reusable Mesh Produce Bags
- Breathable, durable polyester
- See-through mesh produce bags for easy checkout
- A smart alternative to plastic produce bags
- Compact & lightweight with drawstring closure
- Saves time at home – rinse produce right in the bag!
As expected the ginger snaps were snapped up quickly. It was encouraging that 3 out of 5 reusable mesh produce bags had been sold, a good beginning. Maybe next time I’ll put the ginger snaps inside the reusable bags.
Reader Note: this is a guest post by my mother, Joan.