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South Street Collective
3 South Street
Eastport, ME 04631
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What's New:
We're looking into different sized bags for 2013. Keep checking our website for product updates.
Member Profile:
We want to add to what’s good in the world.
One fresh vegetable at a time.
That’s why we invented the Vejibag. It keeps all kinds of humidity-loving perishables fresh, crisp, and tasty for a week or more. Stored in plastic, those same vegetables often end up as limp or slimy waste that gets thrown away. In fact, almost 25% of fresh produce gets thrown out. What’s up with that!?
At Vejibags we use 100% U.S. grown and milled Organic cotton fabric and thread because:
•It is beautiful
•It supports organic agriculture, soil renewal, biodiversity
•It supports domestic US domestic manufacturing
We UPCYCLE natural fiber fabric for labels and upcycled bags because:
•It is beautiful
•It carries a very low carbon footprint
•It removes high quality material from the waste stream
Member Bio:
Vejibag founder Sally Erickson is a real salad freak.
When she moved to Maine she designed and built a solar greenhouse to feed her habit year-round. When harvest time arrived the first winter, she refused to insult her beautiful greens by selling them in plastic bags. Too many fresh vegetables turn to brown slime stored in plastic. An extensive search on a little-known source called “the internet” revealed a salad lover’s secret: humidity-loving vegetables don’t rot in damp cloth.

She prototyped a fabric bag to pack her greens in. Sure enough, it worked.
The local food community in the tiny city of Eastport Maine jumped on board. It just made sense: no more slimy or wilted vegetables; no more wasted plastic. Within weeks, reusable, returnable bags became the new normal. The next step was a no-brainer:

Rally a group of creative, gutsy and seriously cool women and start a think tank to see how far such a wild idea could go. Radical concepts started to fly around the room: Let’s create a vibrant local economy! Let’s insist on a healthy local and global environment! Let’s pay women well to work flex time at home! Let’s start a cottage industry! Let’s get everyone eating more salad! Let’s start the transformation, right here in our little town! And so they began.

Vejibag. The end of rotten vegetables.
  Garden, Nature, & Recreation, Gourmet Specialty Foods, Other

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