Make, Bake, and Grow Sale Goes Green

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.

Something Green

Ginger Snap CookiesI 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  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.

Green Marketing

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.

Reusable Mesh Bag with Produce from ReuseitGo 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.

Author: Linda Poppenheimer

Linda researches and writes about environmental topics to share information and to spark conversation. Her mission is to live more lightly on Earth and to persuade everyone else to do the same.

One thought on “Make, Bake, and Grow Sale Goes Green”

  1. I’d like to give some of those bags for Christmas. I especially like the idea of being able to wash the produce while it is inside the bag. How convenient!

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