Food | Storage
Plastic-free sandwich and snack bags. There are two types. The recyclable and sealable paper sandwich bags are made from “all natural glassine (pure wood pulp) sourced from FSC-certified forests.” The reusable cloth bags (with zipper or Velcro closing) “are made from a quick drying fabric that is coated with a food-safe polyurethane liner. This unique high-quality fabric was originally manufactured for pastry bags used in bakeries, restaurants and home kitchens. Additionally, LunchSkins are grease-proof and moisture proof making them ideal for messy sandwiches and snacks…All LunchSkins products have been rigorously tested by independent, third-party labs for the presence of lead, Bisphenol-A (BPA), and phthalates to comply with FDA-approved food-safe standards and to ensure the safety, quality and integrity of our bags. LunchSkins meet all federal and state (including California) consumer product safety standards.”
Cloth alternative to plastic wrap. “We take organic cotton-hemp blend fabric and infuse it with either beeswax or 100% plant-based waxes and oils, all with natural tree resin…And when you are done using a Khala Cloth wax wrap, they are washable, reusable, and biodegradable.”
Great lids for your Mason jars to make them more useful. Chalk Tops let you label and relabel the lids, Timber Tops let you top your jars with bamboo wood instead of metal, and then there are all kinds of tools and instructions for fermenting vegetables in your Mason jars.
Handmade wooden items for the kitchen, including wood lids for glass jars, rolling pins, serving pieces and more. “We are a small batch manufacturing company, producing beautiful and functional pieces crafted for home use. A lot of thought goes into the style, quality and functionality of each product we make. It comes from our experience in working on custom projects, as well as honing our skills of efficiency and organization in making value added wood goods. All of our goods have a mix of simple modern design and warm nostalgia. When possible we use FSC certified lumber, and local hardwood like Madrona, Rock Elm, Big Leaf Maple and softwoods like western Red Cedar, Douglas Fir from our local lumberjack contacts here on Whidby Island.”
“The first and only self-sealing, air-tight, non-plastic bag in the world.” Made from clear silicone, it has a pinch-press seal and can be reused 3000+ times. Silicone is “low toxicity and odorless.”
“Meli Wraps are made from organic cotton and a special beeswax blend to create a natural wrap that helps preserve your food. The wraps stick to themselves and can be washed and re-used for up to a year! Cover your bowls, plates or food themselves! Make snack packs, wraps sandwiches, over cover half avocados!” A useful and charming alternative to plastic wrap.
A great alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. It is an easy way to do something good for the planet and your food! Our wraps are made right here in beautiful Maui from organic cotton hemp muslin, organic beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. The antibacterial properties of the beeswax, hemp, and jojoba oil help to keep food fresh and allow you to use your Roots Wrap over and over.” Click on the menu item “sustainable way” to read all about their sustainable practices.
From manufacturer customer service: “Our jars are Made in America and are annealed glass which is lead-free and food safe.They are made from lime, soda, cullet and silica. Our lids are BPA free and made of tin plated steel with a red ring plastisol sealant.”
The largest collection of unique styles of ultraviolet glass jars that preserve the freshness of foods, herbs, and other organic materials. “We guarantee you can leverage the incredible power of these jars to maintain the optimum freshness of nearly any foodstuff, dried good, lotion, or essential oil.”
A variety of caps you can use with Mason jars and Classico pasta sauce jars to give them new functions. The pour cap lets to store liquids and dry ingredients to carry or pour whenever you want. Adapta Cap lets you turn a glass jar into a sprayer for cleaning products. Flip opens to a large diameter so you can open the top without unscrewing the iid and reach inside for contents contents (you can also purchase screens to turn it into a shaker. All caps come in assorted bright colors. Made in the USA from BPA-free food grade polypropylene.
Mobile glass containers with protective silicone sleeves allows you take glass containers anywhere without breaking. Drinking glasses, oven-to-table square food storage containers with lids, water bottles, and baby bottles all come with a silicone sleeves in a variety of bright colors. Great for carrying lunches and snacks wherever you go.
A collection of nontoxic and waste-free items to use for packing food to take on the go…to school, work, travel, picnics, and anyplace else. They carry everything in one place to create a back-to-basics carry-your-lunch solution using traditional materials. Food containers, resuable sacks and napkins, utensils, and bags.
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Bees Wrap is a wonderful alternative to plastic wrap…made of organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. “This combination of ingredients creates a malleable food wrap that can be used again and again. Simply mold the Bee’s Wrap to the top of your dish by using the warmth and pressure of your hands to create a seal. When the Bee’s Wrap cools (within seconds) it holds its seal. Use the same method to wrap cheese, vegetables, bread, and baked goods. It is not recommended for meat…The beeswax and jojoba oil have antibacterial qualities that help to keep your food fresh.” Comes in four sizes.
Reusable sandwich and snack bags, made from 100% organic cotton, “even the tag is organic cotton!” Bright and beautiful on the outside, undyed organic cotton on the inside “No synthetic, plastics or chemicals touching your food.” Printed with low-impact inks and dyes. Wash by hand, washing machine, or dishwasher.
I’m always looking for glass food containers, and these are my current favorites. Cute, practical, and stackable, these tempered glass food containers have the purity of glass touching the food, and the practicality of a secure silicone lid that snaps on tight (and doesn’t rust like metal lids). Lids come in blueberry, raspberry, carrot, and pea, in sizes from 4 ounce to 16 ounce.
Glass bottles, jugs, and jars for food storage in sizes from 1 gallon to very small. This site caters to gourmet food, natural products and candle industries, so their offerings are more stylish (such as Italian swingtop bale jars). Buy one or thousands at wholesale prices.
Many glass jars, bottles and jugs for food storage, from 1 gallon down to very small. Buy one or a case. Inexpensive. Just type “glass” into the search box to see all the choices, or scroll to the bottom of the page for links to categories of glass items. This site also sells plastic containers, so read descriptions carefully.
Carries a large selection of glass food storage containers in many sizes and styles (type “glass food storage” in their search box).