Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: Vejibag

The good people at Vejibag offered to send me one of their bags a short while ago.  Their cotton bags are intended to store vegetables inside of them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh longer for a week or more.  I was looking forward to trying this out because I sometimes have a problem with limp veggies and frozen spots on my veggies.  See below for my review.
 Here I've forgotten to rotate the photo before loading, but you get the idea.  The bag is 100& organic cotton, and is actually softer to the touch than it would seem to be.  Attached to the bag were a couple of labels promoting the benefits of using a Vejibag.  Towards the top of the bag, you might be able to see a flap of material. So, the bag would be able to fold over at the top to cover any veggies that were put in it.

 Here's another sideways shot of the other side of the bag.  These are also the other sides of the tags that came with the bag.  I was initially impressed with the feel and look of the bag.

I decided to test out the Vejibag by storing some of the produce I had picked up at the Farmer's Market Saturday morning.  This was now Saturday afternoon, and I had washed the veggies and was prepared to put them in the bag.  I had four very long peppers, two zucchinis, two crookneck squashes, and four cucumbers.  That is a large colander, and I wasn't sure all my produce would fit in the bag, but I'd see what I could get in.

 It turned out that all my veggies did actually fit!  I was surprised and impressed with the slight stretchiness of the Vejibag.  The instructions said to rinse the bag in water, wring it out, put the veggies in it, and store it in the fridge.  When the bag was completely fully, it was huge. I'm not sure that it would fit in most crisper bins, so I just put mine on one of my shelves.

Results:  On Tuesday, I pulled out my cucumbers, and they looked great.  No problems - nice and crunchy.  On Thursday, I pulled out two of the peppers.  One of them had a soft brown spot on its tip, but in all honesty, I could have overlooked that at the Farmer's Market.  So, I didn't feel that that was a mark against the Vejibag.  On Sunday, I pulled out all the squash and the last two peppers.  My bag was now empty.  One of the zucchinis was definitely limp.  I did keep it in for one day longer than a week, so I'm not really sure what the limit is.  But, it does say a week or more on one of its tags.  All the other veggies looked awesome, so I was happy with them.  As the bag got less full, I'm not sure if moving it to the crisper bin would have been advisable, but I couldn't find anything on their tags or their website that shed light on whether storing the bag in a crisper bin was better than storing on a shelf.  So, one zucchini down, but everything else was good.  I do wish that everything had stayed crisp because most people would have to pay for a bag.  But, in the end I'm really happy with it, and I will definitely continue to use it.

Their website is  .  They have a few options for prices, most commonly sixteen and eighteen dollars.  They also have package prices.  It's worth your time to at least check it out.


  1. I have one of these too! I really do like it. The one problem I have is that if I see a beige bag in the fridge, it's easier to overlook and forget about than actual visible vegetables, but that's mostly my forgetfulness.

  2. These sound really useful, though I'm sure I'd have the same problem as Maud.

  3. Same here! The bag looks like it could be very handy but I need the veggies to be visible to me every time I open the crisper so I use them up without forgetting.

    Totally unrelated to veggies, but I'm thinking that would be a verrrry useful and comfortable bag to hold my soothing hot pack for when I have any aches and pains. haha

  4. FF, I am nut about monitoring our food supply, so a beige bag would not go unnoticed in my fridge. :-) Did it work well with your veggies?

    Andrea, ah, see above comment. :-)

    Veganosaurus, I could definitely see this bag in other capacities, if it wasn't being used for veggies.

  5. Interesting stuff - what's it made out of? Does it say?

  6. Joey, 100% Organic Cotton! It had a great feel to it.

  7. They're like super expensive towels. If I don't have any Veggies, can I use the Vejibag to dry myself or the pups off after bathing?

  8. I wonder how it works with lettuce. I usually wrap my cleaned lettuce in an old dish towel and then put it in a plastic bag, and it seems to keep pretty well like that. Maybe that's a "low rent" version of the Vejibag. ;-)

    Happy harvest season to you!

  9. SV, whatever floats your boat.

    Miss Rachel, they actually really promote the benefit of keeping greens in it, so I'm sure your lettuce would work great.