NEW FREEBIE! LEAVE A COMMENT!


In honor of going over 2000, we here at Green Bag Lady corporate have decided to do another freebie!

I have been making these produce bags for my bagettes and now I would like to share some with you! They are great for apples, oranges, bananas, beans, etc. Also, they replace those YUCKY PLASTIC produce bags provided by the grocery. And, they are much cuter! Yay, even LESS plastic bags!

Leave a comment at this post and "Queen Bagette April" will pick 5 lucky posters to receive 2 of these cute produce bags in the mail. Make sure you leave your email address so April knows how to contact you and get your snail mail address!

DO NOT EMAIL ME. I am not doing the picking, April will choose the winners from your COMMENTS. :) Thanks!

If you would like to buy some produce bags to reduce your use of plastic, go here or here.

Happy posting! Teresa

P.S. Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at midnight CST will end the posts for the produce bags , any posts after that are welcome but will not be considered for the FREEBIE!

P.P.S. Have no fear, I will post a produce bag pattern as soon as I can! Maybe during fall break! They are so very easy.

36 comments:

beauty school drop out said...

What a great idea and fun give away.

a blogger said...

I would love them! Thanks. And can you please make a post on how to make them?

a blogger said...

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Cortney said...

What cute bags!

Momma Miller said...

YAY! Pick me, pick me! I completely missed out on your grocery bag giveaway, but never fear--I started making my own (http://millermemoir.blogspot.com/2008/08/becoming-green-bagger.html). I'd love to get one of these. Will you be posting a pattern or explaination for those of us wanting to make several? Thanks so much!!!!

teachertools at gmail dot com

RebbieHiggins said...

I just read about your project in Plenty magazine and am bewildered that I didn't think of this myself when I was fishing for ways to replace plastic bags at the farmers' market I manage. But isn't that how it is, the simple and obvious ideas are the million dollar ideas that make you wonder that no one thought of it sooner!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I am learning to be more "green". My email is queensdap@centurytel.net. Thanks so much.

Deborah

The Cooking Lady said...

I have been following your blog for months now, but have been using cloth/canvas bags for a while longer.

Funny thing. So many people still do not get it. You tell them you have your own bags and viola, the stupid look comes to their face. Thee only place I do not get that look is my produce stand.

Anonymous said...

To Teresa, I think you're amazing for creating such a movement and being such an activist. I'm in my first year of Pharmacy school and trying to make a difference in the world that way, but I am really impressed and inspired with the way you've affected so many people. Kudos to you and your amazing team, and hooray for the rest of us for being a part of it. :)

Emilyn
emilynjchee at gmail dot com

julia.mielish said...

Hi Teresa,

Here in Eastern North Carolina, we are fighting the plastic bag monster. I am SOOO glad that More Hip Than Hippie posted an announcement about you and I found your blog. I too am making bags and thanks to your posting on Harmony Art, I bought some of her fabric also. I'd also like to second "a blogger's" comment. Could we have the pattern to that!

Thanks from Julia

smanis7@aol.com said...

HI I love those new bags that you guys are making and I buy lots of local produce at my Farmer's Market and I would love to know how to make these bags as well to. I love the green movement because it's good for everyone now if everyone will get on the band wagon the world would be a better place. I would love to get a couple of these new bags.

Angie said...

You are amazing with the effort/expense you are taking on to make our Earth a better place. God Bless!!!!! I missed out on your "green bags," but have purchase 2 from Petco and 4 from Wal-Mart that we use all the time and would love to be able to receive your "produce bags."
angiekay62@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love your green bags and the new produce bags! This is a terrific idea you are sharing. I have been using canvas bags for years and would like to add your produce bags to my collection.

Harmony said...

You rock! In such a depressing time in financial history thegreenbaglady is such a beacon of hope and kindness and generosity. THANK YOU!

I would LOVE to have a produce bag. My email is networking(at)harmonyart.com

PS thanks Julia! I hope you are enjoying the fabric.

Kelly Joy said...

What an awesome idea! Last night when I went shopping for produce at a small market near my house. I had a GIANT "envirosac" jam packed with fruits and veggies. The checker asked me twice if I wanted to put my cilantro and green onions in a plastic bag because they were "wet." I said, "No, I do not want any plastic bags." Is water really a big deal? She just didn't understand my motive. I would LOVE some of your beautiful cloth produce bags! I would use them with a smile!
kellyjoyv@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Spotted you in Positively Green magazine and love what you're doing! And oh my word I've got plenty of fabric shards I should send you. The produce bags are brilliant, and would give the little things that get squished in the cavernous canvas bag a chance at making it out alive (and in style). :-)

Kristen
e-mail: nessarose27@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I love the produce bags what an adorable idea, I agree with the previous post I tell people I have my own cloth bags and they still try to give me plastic UGH!!!!! I have my 4 year old using cloth too when we go somewhere she now tells them "we have our own bags we are savign the world" I love it!!!!
God Bless you all for all of your hard work!!!!
thaks, Kelly in MO
dkbgx2@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Those are cute bags! I would love to win them!

Valerie

vlovato1 at earthlink dot net

betty kennedy said...

Hi,
Received my bag today #2191. Thank you so much. I am going to make bags for my friends and family. What a great idea. If we all work together, what a difference a bag will make.
Thank you so much.

Betty Kennedy
Grove, Ok

drew said...

As a science teacher and one, like the rest of the posters, who deeply respects the environment, keep up the great work!

ajs534@truman.edu

Anonymous said...

Oooo! Count me in!
I love my other GLB and would love a produce bag to go along with it!
redsoxgirl33@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Please add me to the list of those who would love to have a produce bag. I have been making shopping bags for all my friends and relatives and now I guess I will start making the produce bags. :) Ha. It might be easier to teach them all to sew! Anyway, thank you for including me. I'm Joyce and my email address is joycep13@gvtc.com.

Thank YOU!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha! I've snuck in under the October 8 deadline, so now I expect a fruit bag! Somehow that just sounds dirty... fruit bag, hahaha!

Glad to see you're still sewing bags, but have ceased to take orders for the time being. I was worried your fingers may fall off. I still use my bag often, at my neighborhood Dillons (Kansas Kroger) and the Co-op down the street. They of course love it. Hope to see you sometime soon, keep sewing with your bagette bad self.

Armon - you know the email.

Dana S said...

I just learned about this site in a magazine. What a fantastic thing you are doing. My mom has been using her own handmade bags for years and I've recently joined in doing my part for the earth by also using reusable bags. I never leave home without one. But, a reuseable produce bag? Genius!! Wish I would have thought of that!!!

danado16 at hotmail dot com

r3 said...

I've got another Nashville Green link for you:

http://planettrash.wordpress.com/

It's hosted by a Bellevue woman who documents the victory of environmentally sound practices and the local agony of littering/plastic consumption. Her pictures of litter around the area are profound.

Anonymous said...

Who won the beautiful produce bags?

Bagette April said...

I've emailed the winners of the produce bags this afternoon. Thanks for all the posts and keep up the good green work everyone!

April

Lady_CJ said...

Thank you Teresa! I love the bag you made for me! My son gave me his so now I have 2! THANK YOU so much!!

Lady_CJ said...

I would also love a produce bag too! Thank you!

Marilyn L. said...

God Bless you for your inspiration to shop with material bags. I printed your bag pattern and although not the greatest of sewers will attempt to conquer and once learned, then I know I can make more for others. I pray God's Blessings on you for all you give as you can never outgive God who sees it all....Have a Blessed Day...

donnacksd said...

Wonderful, would love to have such a fun and useful idea. YAY!

Donna

Missouri

Rachel said...

hi!

i am 11 years old and i saw this and showed my mom. we agree that this is a great idea! we would love to have some of your bags.
contact us at :
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I too am making bags and thanks to your posting on Harmony Art, I bought some of her fabric also. I'd also like to second "a blogger's" comment. They of course love it. Hope to see you sometime soon, keep sewing with your bagette bad self.

visalus said...

ViSalus

Thee only place I do not get that look is my produce stand. I would love to get a couple of these new bags.

Dehivi said...

Hello!

Excelent Job, I'd like to receive a green bag, because my mother likes that bags, she always carry all her things up in a green bag like.

I've seen your project in the TV, and decided to ask you for shipping green bags... my email is dehivi22(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Greetings!!!! n_n

Beverly -- More freebies said...

What a clever idea. Such cute designs.

I wish I were so talented at sewing.

My big thing is crochet. Have not tried to crochet such a bag before. Might try.

Thanks for the lovely pics. Have enjoyed reading your blog.