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The Best Way to Make Your Produce Last Longer {Giveaway!}

Hate wasting groceries and wondering how to make your produce last longer?  Here’s my favorite way to keep veggies fresh! Keep reading for your chance to win your own Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver!

I’d like to thank my friends at Rubbermaid for sponsoring this post!  As always, all opinions are my own and thank you for supporting companies who support Running in a Skirt.

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Hi guys!

I try to be efficient with my time and I like to do my grocery shopping for a week or two all at once.  When I go I get way too excited in the produce aisle.  I’ll walk around picking up piles of green greens, fruit and vegetables to fill my cart planning all the beautiful things I’m going to make with them when I get home.  Fresh produce is a huge part of my diet and usually the bulk of what I’m buying at the store.

When I get home, I immediately start to panic that even though I eat a lot of it, I have way too much produce and start to worry it will spoil before I have a chance to eat it.  Throwing away good food is the worst!  Can you imagine wasting pretty kale like this?

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Because I try to make my groceries stretch as long as possible, I’m always looking for ways to make my produce stay fresh.  And GUYSsssss I’ve found something you just have to try!

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers are my new jam.  They are just the solution I’ve been looking for to finally stretch my produce stash.

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I recently stocked up on all sorts of fruits and veggies to get some extra nourishment after being sick.

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I piled them high in my adorable, perfectly sized for produce containers.  I normally keep fruits and veggies like this in the packages they come in at the store, but the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers are so much better.  I don’t cut or wash the veggies before I move them so it doesn’t take much time at all.

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The innovative container uses a lid with patented FreshVent technology to regulate airflow and create the optimal environment for produce.

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And at the bottom of the container there is a CrispTray (the green tray peeking out below my gorgeous asparagus) which elevates produce from any moisture and promotes proper airflow to reduce spoilage.

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They slide perfectly into my fridge and keep my space nice and organized.

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers have been shown to keep produce fresh up to 80% longer than traditional store packaging.*

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging.  Results may vary depending on the product used.

These are my beautiful strawberries when I first bought them…

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… and here’s what they looked like an entire week later!  The green tops are a little drier but the fruit itself is still really fresh  And we all know how fast strawberries spoil.

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Since I’ve been using these Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers I’ve felt a lot better about my produce buying binges.  They now come in three more convenient sizes to fit all your favorite fruits and veggies.  Keep reading for your chance to win your own 3-piece prize pack.

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Giveaway

Now for the fun part!  One of you will have the chance to win a Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-piece prize pack of your choice!  These containers are awesome and I can’t wait for one of you to have the chance to try them.

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To enter follow the prompts below!  The giveaway is open to US residents only and will be open until December 11th.

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I’m linking up my How to Make Your Produce Last Longer tips with: Meatless Monday, Meatless Monday, Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck.  Also Thinking Out Loud Thursday. Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!
By | 2019-03-28T16:11:31-04:00 November 13th, 2017|Fitness, Food, Healthy Living Tips, Salads|112 Comments


  1. Trisha Musgrave December 11, 2017 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    I would store strawberries and salad mix in these!

  2. Eileen Boyce December 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I’d store all kinds of veggies and fruit.

  3. Juanita May December 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I would store my berries in them. they always seem to go bad so quickly!

  4. Julie Waldron December 11, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    I would store spinach and avocado in them.

  5. Kayla Klontz December 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    I would store my salads, berries, and other produce items in these!

  6. Kristine Paull December 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I would store fresh spinach, bell peppers pineapple. I use all these for my morning smoothie.

  7. Lisa December 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I would store my fruits and vegetables inside.

  8. Erin M December 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I would use it first for strawberries, I like to buy the big size pack but we never use them all before they go bad.q

  9. Elicia P December 6, 2017 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I would put berries in the containers.

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  11. Carla C November 28, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    I would store blueberries, strawberries, kale, green onions, chives, and romaine lettuce in it.

  12. Chrystal Rose November 27, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    These are amazing! There’s nothing worse than having produce go bad, just when you need them most!

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  14. cyndi br November 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I would store my ready made spinach salad in these containers

  15. Kristen M November 23, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    I’d use these with produce from my garden. I’m always scrambling to use up veggies and herbs while they are their freshest.

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  17. Sherri Bradley November 19, 2017 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    I have some container like these and would love to win more!!!

  18. Jeffrey November 16, 2017 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    My family loves fruits and vegetables of all kinds and that is what would go in the containers!

  19. Megan November 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Lettuce – it goes bad so quickly!

  20. Caitlin Edwards November 16, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

    These containers look great! I want to look into them!

  21. Annmarie November 16, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

    I really am the worst at keeping my produce fresh – totally need these!

  22. Marielle Altenor November 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I love the Rubbermaid brand. Their food storage containers are always on point! I need to stock up on a few for the winter!

  23. Nicole @ Fitful Focus November 15, 2017 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I would store all my greens. They tend to go sour the fastest.

  24. Janelle @ Run With No Regrets November 15, 2017 at 10:04 am - Reply

    I DEFINITELY need these containers…I get so depressed by all the produce we buy that we end up having to toss in the cmpost. The spinach would absolutely go in!

    • JulieWunder November 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

      Isn’t it the worst! At least your composting though- I need to get on that.

  25. Wendy November 15, 2017 at 9:07 am - Reply

    These containers look so innovative! I’d store berries–strawberries especially–and greens. I always seem to be tossing those out!

  26. jill conyers November 15, 2017 at 5:00 am - Reply

    I would store greens. They’re the hardest for me to keep fresh. Especially spring mix and microgreens

  27. Farrah November 15, 2017 at 12:41 am - Reply

    These sound like awesome containers! All my veggies would go in there! :DD!

  28. Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    I love Rubbermaid products. These fresh works containers are something I would definite;y like to try for my produce. Thanks for the tip and the giveaway!

  29. Jaime November 14, 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    I’m so in love with my containers! I have four of them right now and we use them all the time.

  30. steph November 14, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    My hubs never takes lunch – so he ends up eating junk and feeling crappy. These would be great to send snacks to the office!

  31. Andrea on Vacation November 14, 2017 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    I need these! I always buy Farmers Market produce on Sunday and by Friday it is slim-pickings for what is still good to eat.

  32. Jordan November 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    Greens! They always go bad so quickly. I’ve never seen these containers – can’t wait to try them.

  33. Jeanine November 14, 2017 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Rubbermaid is seriously the best. I need these in my life asap. We go through so much produce and not because there’s 9 of us because a lot of the time it goes bad before we can get to it all. This is awesome!

  34. Scott November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am - Reply

    We just picked up some of those also and they do work great. Made our lettuce last much longer than normal!

  35. Lynda M. November 14, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I would store fresh berries, salad mix and other fresh vegetables. Rubbermaid makes the best containers!

  36. Kalee November 14, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

    This sounds so convenient! I need to look for the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers! I waste a lot of produce :/

  37. Sarah Oswald November 14, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    I would probably store my berries in these the most.

  38. J Perlman November 14, 2017 at 5:39 am - Reply

    This is an excellent idea, especially for the large items of fruit purchased from Costco. I can’t wait to try these.

  39. Annette November 14, 2017 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I’d store all my produce in these, especially berries and lettuces/greens.

  40. Heather ♥ November 14, 2017 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Keeping produce fresh in our home is quite the struggle. I hate running to the grocery store, so we tend to buy a lot of produce at once but it will often go bad before I have the time to cook it all. I’ going to have to look into these containers to see if they will help.

  41. Alisa Fleming November 13, 2017 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I so need these! Our crisper doesn’t work very well, so we sometimes lose produce way too quickly.

  42. ejnosillA/RedefiningHERstory November 13, 2017 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I love this idea! My veggies are always going bad in the fridge… I can’t tell you how much lettuce and tomatoes that I have had to throw out because they went bad. This is a wonderful idea and I am on my way to the store to purchase some of these rubbermaid products.

  43. Michelle Hartgraves November 13, 2017 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    I am going to go and try these contatainers. I feel like I am always throwing away too much produce.

  44. Kristina @ Love & Zest November 13, 2017 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    These look great! I am going to have to grab me a few!

  45. Kristy from Southern In Law November 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    These are such great tips! I usually have pretty good luck with produce – but only because I eat everything so quickly, haha! 😛

  46. Emily November 13, 2017 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Oh I definitely need this!!! I like to buy a variety of produce so it’s hard for me to finish it all sometimes

  47. Lorie November 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    My mom was literally just telling me about these! Can’t wait to try them!

  48. Kelly November 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    Very cool devices. I’d put all my green veggies in these containers. Love the vent!

  49. dixya @food, pleasure, and health November 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    i need these in my life esp this time of the year when i dont eat too many fruits and veggies..

  50. Emily Kyle November 13, 2017 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Ohhh, I need to pick up some of these produce savers. We spend a lot of time gardening and harvesting our own veggies, so it is extra disappointing if anything goes to waste. Thanks for the great ideas!

    • JulieWunder November 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

      It’s so much worse when it’s the ones you’ve grown!!!

  51. Joline November 13, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    We need this! We do grocery shopping once every 2 weeks so whatever produce we buy, we need to cook/eat right away. The pressure!! And sometimes we have to throw them out 🙁 This would save us lots of money (and heartache).

  52. Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica November 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    What a great idea Julie! I’ll have to keep my eye out for these!

  53. Rachel November 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    These look like great containers! We blow through fruits and veggies so fast, but I would love some of these different sizes.

  54. Jenny November 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    I need to find some of these containers!! What a great way to make your produce last longer, I love Rubbermaid containers they do an amazing job for food storage.

  55. Michelle Trainor Masters November 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I need these in my life. I store tomatoes, Pettis you name it

  56. Esther November 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I have a friend who uses these and loves them! I don’t know why I haven’t bought them before. I guess I have been in a glass storage kick for a while but I might have to break out of that rut when I get my new fridge!!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  57. Neely Moldovan November 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    I do this with all of our produce every time we come home from the grocery store. My husband thinks its silly but I know it helps!

  58. Brandy November 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    This is fantastic. I am so tired of having produce go to waste so quickly. I love that there are products you can use to keep produce fresh, now I am going to enter to win some!

  59. Abbey Sharp November 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    These containers are genius! Awesome tips

  60. Laura November 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    Definitely intrigued by this! Especially to try it out with berries which tend to spoil so quickly!

  61. Lisa Ballantyne November 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    What novel products! Thank you for sharing these, and thanks to the people at Rubbermaid for being a sponsor of Running In A Skirt!

  62. Jessica Kuepfer November 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I love little hacks to extend my produce life. I absolutely LOVE veggies and having them last longer is always a plus!

  63. Colan Mowrer November 13, 2017 at 10:50 am - Reply

    We love our salads. I would use these for keeping the lettuce fresher longer. I would also try using them for bananas. to see if they work with them.

  64. Blane Sherer November 13, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Looks like a winner.
    I bet lots of folks will like this.

  65. Emily Swanson November 13, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    I think I would store especially our salad lettuce or spinach or the tomatoes, as those seem to go bad the fastest.

  66. Emily Swanson November 13, 2017 at 10:02 am - Reply

    Wow I can see these keeping your fridge so organized, and that is a tremendous blessing that they help preserve your produce. This past week I was trying to clear out our fridge of all produce because we bought a bunch for an event we’re hosting this week. These would be an amazing blessing!

  67. Holly November 13, 2017 at 9:59 am - Reply


  68. Sarah November 13, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    I need to get some of these! Perfect timing since a lot of our plastic storage has gone missing recently. Thank you for sharing.

  69. Dee Johnson November 13, 2017 at 9:32 am - Reply

    I would store fresh berries and herbs.

  70. Nicole @ Bento Momentos November 13, 2017 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Greens and berries! They always go bad so fast. 🙁

  71. Alicia November 13, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

    This is awesome! I can never keep bananas or strawberries fresh for longer than a week or so. So, I may have to buy some of these!

  72. Jenn November 13, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Sounds like I need these containers! I buy a TON of produce too. Usually by the end of the week, I’m adding wilted veggies to soup and mushy berries to smoothies. Which is all fine, but it would be nice to have more options than that further along in the week. Your strawberry experiment is legit!

  73. Taylor Kiser November 13, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Nothing I dislike more than my produce going bad before I can eat it all! I’m going to get some of these containers! Thanks!

  74. [email protected] November 13, 2017 at 8:08 am - Reply

    These would be perfect. That is one thing I hate buying about produce in bulk. By the time I am ready to use it, it seems to go bad pretty quickly!

  75. Diane Royer November 13, 2017 at 7:57 am - Reply

    I love these containers. They keep produce so much fresher for longer. I’m always looking for ways to keep veggies fresher so they last longer. Great idea, Rubbermaid!

  76. Judy Crowder November 13, 2017 at 7:56 am - Reply

    I love fresh salads so…lettuces for the salads, strawberries, blueberries, etc. I love buying fresh, but hate having to throw any of it away.

  77. Sherri M November 13, 2017 at 7:44 am - Reply

    I would store vegetables such as cucumbers, bell peppers and lettuce. I am wondering if these would be good for fresh herbs?
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. Gail Bell November 13, 2017 at 7:23 am - Reply

    What a great product! Perfect for storing greens and fruit. Thanks for sharing.

  79. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real November 13, 2017 at 7:17 am - Reply

    This is a great idea! There are certain produce items I have stopped buying since they go bad before I can eat them. Maybe these containers will be the way to keep buying them!

  80. Beth Ann Chiles November 13, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    This is such a great idea. I use another brand of these type of containers and love them. They really do keep produce so much longer and I am like you that I always feel like I am overbuying. If I won these I would use them for my salad items like specialty lettuces and greens. They would keep them perfectly.

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