I hate plastic bags! I have eliminated plastic bags from my shopping sprees, but I still find myself using them to pack school lunches from time to time or when I forget to bring containers for my bulk food…that is, until I discovered Plum Creek Mercantile on Etsy. Plum Creek Mercantile’s hand sewn, 100% cotton twill bulk food bags and feed sacks are the perfect environmental choice for packaging food from home.
Bulk Food Bags
I try to reuse plastic bulk food bags, but I am constantly annoyed at guessing how much to fill them at the store to fit in my quart and gallon jars at home (which I usually forget to take with me to the store). Plum Creek Mercantile’s bulk food bags are perfect for measuring:
These versatile bags are ideally suited for the bulk bins at your local grocer. You no longer will have leftover beans or grains when you return home to fill your jars. These bags are sized to fit a gallon jar or a quart jar: just fill to the top and you know your jar will be full. The clear window allows easy identification of the product inside and the white tab allows the bin number to be written with a grease pen or a dry erase marker and removed for continued use.
I finally bought a plastic bag drying rack, but I would rather do without those bags altogether in my daughter’s lunch. We always run out of Tupperware, besides I don’t quite trust the plastic, and I don’t feel safe sending her with our glass containers. Plum Creek Mercantile’s Feed Sacks are perfect for snacks and lunches. The bags have a hook and loop closure (Velcro), which is perfect for little hands and keeps food securely inside the cotton bag.
All of Plum Creek Mercantile’s hand sewn goods are machine washable. These cotton bags are attractive and simple, and best of all, they help you eliminate the dreaded plastic bag from your world. I am so pleased to have discovered them!
Tara Benwell says
These look great. Thanks for sharing. I always have those plastic bags hanging by clothes pegs in my kitchen window. My poor neighbours.
Jamie Ervin says
Functional and fun! The bulk bags are one of those things I haven’t been able to find a replacement for yet!
I happen to know Candyce, the maker of these awesome bags, and though I might be biased a bit, I have to tell you all that she’s an amazing seamstress and puts together really quality long-lasting products. She also offers some of her stuff made with organic cotton, which is even better for the earth. Thanks for featuring her stuff. . . . I can give a hearty thumbs up on it!