Rubbermaid FreshWorks™ #LongLiveProduce Challenge w/ Giveaway

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*This post has been sponsored by Rubbermaid. All opinions are our own.

Fresh produce is one of the best parts of summer, in my opinion. Fruits and vegetables are a staple of meals year round, but even more so in the summer when produce is abundant.

There is one issue I have with buying large amounts of produce on my weekly shopping trips – food waste. There is nothing I hate more than shopping on the weekend, then by the middle of the week, some of the product I have purchased is no longer edible and must be thrown away. I can’t stand the idea of wasting money OR food!

Rubbermaid has developed a new line of storage containers that can help combat the problem of wasted produce. FreshWorks™ Produce Saver containers keep food looking and tasting better, extending the life of your fruits and vegetables.

 

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FreshWorks features revolutionary FreshVent™ technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, while the CrispTray™ helps reduce moisture and spoilage to keep produce fresher for up to 80% longer.  Containers come in three sizes (2.5 cups, 6.3 cups, and 17.3 cups) allowing you to store a variety of produce from small berries to leafy greens. Just transfer your produce from the store packaging to the containers and pop them in the fridge. No washing or prep necessary to keep produce fresher, longer.

I tried out the new Rubbermaid FreshWorks™ containers on a package of strawberries I picked up at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. After a week, I checked on the containers and the FreshWorks berries still looked great, while I had to throw away a couple of those in the original packaging as they were starting to mold. You can see in the images below that after two weeks, the strawberries in the original packaging are moldy and turning and the leafy tops have dried out, the ones in the FreshWorks™ container have only just started to darken a bit.

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FreshWorks ™ helps defeat both produce food waste, along with wasted money. $24 billion in produce is thrown away by Americans each year. Using FreshWorks™ containers can save an average of $192 per household.

I’m challenging YOU to change your existing grocery routine and join me for the ‘Long Live Produce Challenge’ to see just how much longer you can make your produce last!

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Want a chance to win a set of FreshWorks? Leave a comment below with what type of produce you have trouble keeping fresh and you’ll be entered to win a 3-pack of Rubbermaid FreshWorks™

Giveaway ends on 7/6 at 11:59 PM ET and is open to US residents, age 18 and older. Limit one entry per person, please.

 

 

 

 

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163 Comments

  • Denise M

    I have trouble keeping lettuce fresh

  • Erin Ellis

    I have a terrible time keeping cucumbers fresh. They always seem to dry out before I slice them. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

  • Sus

    Raspberries are my most difficult.

  • JoeyfromSC

    Blueberries, lettuce & strawberries go bad fast on me! I’d love these!

    Thanks for the chance!!

    Joey J.

  • Caroline

    I have a hard time keeping berries fresh.

  • Tiffany S

    i have an issue with asparagus if I don’t make it within a couple days.

  • My berries go bad pretty quickly. I also have trouble with herbs. I wonder if this would help cilantro and parsley.

  • Jennifer Essad

    Lettuce’s and raspberries are always going in the garbage due to spoiling

  • Lettuce and strawberries cause me the most problems!

  • Cindy Brooks

    I use produce bags from a certain company that work really well, but I still have trouble with cucumbers and broccoli.

  • elizabeth miller

    I have a lot of trouble keeping lettuce fresh a lot. I throw it away within about a day or two of getting it. Rather it be bagged lettuce or a lettuce head, it just seems to go bad really fast.

  • We struggle to keep lettuce and romaine fresh, and thanks to this post, Rubbermaid’s FreshWorks products are on my shopping list! 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Jill W

    I never eat my lettuce fast enough, so that’s what goes bad the quickest for me!

  • Erica Best

    I WOULD LOVE TO KEEP GRAPES AND STRAWBERRY FRESH

  • Noreen

    Baby greens, they never last long enough

  • I have trouble with strawberries! I really want to try these out!

  • karen mayernick

    Strawberries and Raspberries ! These look fantastic! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  • ron schnell

    Romaine is my achilles heel.

  • Margaret Smith

    I have trouble keeping strawberries, lettuce,blueberries and radishes fresh.

  • Stephanie Liske

    Tomatoes and lettuce have a hard time in our house.

  • Kobi Hensley

    definitely salad, we buy a bag and always seem to throw it away before we use it. Nothing worse than slimy salad 🙁

  • nickie

    Tomatoes and lettuce

  • Denise S

    I have trouble with strawberries and lettuce.

  • Breanne

    I have trouble keeping berries fresh.

  • Jennifer J

    I have trouble with berries and green beans. Thanks!!!

  • Renee G

    I have trouble keeping chopped lettuce fresh. It just turns brown right away.

  • Ann Fantom

    I have trouble storing strawberries, blue berries and raspberries

  • Diane baum

    I can’t keep my blackberries from my garden fresh

  • Linda Peavy

    I have trouble keeping lettuce nice and fresh.

  • Lisa V.

    I have trouble with lettuce and mushrooms.

  • Ashley C

    I struggle with berries and spinach!

  • barbg

    I have a hard time keeping oranges fresh. Also lettuce is very hard to keep fresh any time.

  • Darrah

    Salad greens are the worst…I throw so many away far too soon!

  • Holly b

    I have a hard time with strawberries and raspberries!

  • Leanne Godfrey

    I have a hard time keeping salad greens fresh!

  • Penny Snyder

    I have trouble with broccoli!!

  • rich morris

    strawberries are the hardest at my house. those and lettuce

  • Danai

    Berries but especially blueberries and blackberries.

  • I have trouble keeping blueberries, salad, cucumbers, tomatoes, strawberries and more fresh.

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  • Susan Christy

    I have trouble with bananas, lettuce and strawberries.

  • Fran

    blueberries, raspberries, and packaged salad

  • Danielle

    Raspberries and salad are the two hardest to keep fresh.

  • Laurie Emerson

    I have a hard time keeping blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and salad fresh.

  • Sue Barney

    I have trouble keeping Strawberries fresh!

  • Stephanie Phelps

    I have trouble keeping my blueberries fresh!

  • Shannon Baas

    Strawberries.

  • Sarah Cool

    Lettuce! My lettuce always goes bad withing 3 days

  • Ruy M.

    I’d like to be able to keep spinach and seasonal berries fresher longer.

  • deana

    I always have trouble keeping my strawberries fresh!

  • Amy Pratt

    I have a lot of trouble with lettuce and celery.

  • Paul Gardner

    I have trouble with strawberries, blueberries, and peaches

  • Erica B.

    I wish I could keep our strawberries last longer!

  • Mary Beth Elderton

    Now that it is mostly just Hubz and me at home, keeping even smaller quantities of almost any produce fresh has become a challenge. I would love to keep greens, peppers, berries, sprouts, etc longer.

  • Cynthia C

    Raspberries are what I have trouble keeping fresh most.

  • Tari Lawson

    I have trouble keeping strawberries fresh.

  • Betty C

    I have trouble with all types of produce because I’m a single person household and I just can’t it it fast enough. Berries and salad greens are especially difficult.

  • Kim Niland

    Grapes. I like to pick them off their vines, wash them, then store them in the fridge so it’s a quick snack to grab all week. They start to get mushy by the 5th day usually.

  • Sue V

    i have trouble keeping berries and herbs

  • I am having trouble keeping blueberries fresh. I buy smaller portions now but i still seem to end up throwing out some when I see the yucky white fuzz on them.

  • Patricia D

    Keeping lettuce fresh is a challenge for me! Sometimes I just can’t get through it quick enough!

  • Kim O

    I love strawberries and those go bad or moldy in a few days.

  • Cynthia

    Anytime I buy any type of greens for salads it goes bad quicker than I can eat it

  • LaTanya

    strawberries and blueberries

  • Darlene Owen

    I have trouble keeping lettuce, tomatoes, and green peppers fresh.

  • Natalie

    I have issues with strawberries keeping fresh, I swear they go bad a day later

  • Laurajj

    Oh these are so neat! I container garden, and we have problems with our strawberries, blueberries, cherry tomatoes, green and yellow beans, and our peppers! They are all our favorites…but sometimes they produce so fast. 🙂

  • Deborah

    I have trouble with fresh ginger.

    Thank you!

  • Diana Hatch

    I would love to keep berries and fresh herbs in the containers

  • KC

    I wish strawberries, grapes, lettuce, squash, zucchini and salads would stay fresh longer.

  • Char

    I always have difficulty keeping my blueberries fresh! They’re always too soft and I do not like it one bit! Thank you so much for this <3

  • Nanette Olson

    I would use it to keep my blueberries fresh.

  • shelly peterson

    I have trouble keeping strawberries fresh.
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  • Lauren

    I have trouble keeping raspberries fresh.

  • Wehaf

    We have trouble keeping berries and greens fresh.

  • Terry Cross

    I have trouble keeping lettuce and strawberries fresh.

  • Brandy Williams

    My kids always want strawberries but do not eat them fast enough and the go bad. I would love to try this product

  • Meghan

    My greens and fresh berries

  • Debbi Wellenstein

    I have trouble keeping lettuce fresh-these would be great!

  • Jessica L.

    We have trouble keeping lettuce and other greens fresh.

  • Lulu

    Watermelon, blueberries, lettuce

  • susan smoaks

    i will use these to keep my berries fresh. i love strawberries and blueberries.

  • Jill Hanson

    Keeping berries fresh, this time of year I purchase lots of berries.

  • tiffany lane

    strawberries and blueberries

  • Donna Cheatle

    I have trouble keeping my spinach fresh! I’m the only one who will eat it and it seems like I can never eat it all before it starts to go bad! This would be an awesome way to help keep my spinach fresh!

  • Justin Sparks

    I love to make smoothies but seem to find trouble keeping my fruit long enough with my busy schedule it seems like sometimes.

  • Peggy Rydzewski

    We but a lot of fresh spinach and it spoils faster than we can eat it.

  • jules m.

    any kind of vegetable, and berries are the worst

  • Sarah Sobocinski

    Leafy greens and berries.

  • Peter G

    I have trouble with salads and fresh veggies.

  • Lynne T

    I have trouble keeping blueberries fresh.

  • Stacie H

    I would love to keep my strawberries fresh longer. 🙂

  • Have a hard time keeping lettuce fresh.

  • Jenny S

    I love having spring mix around but I feel like I can never finish it before it gets to be icky looking.

  • Debbie F

    I eat a lot of strawberries but still a few always go bad before I can finish them all.
    It would also be nice to cut up some plantains and have them ready to use when I cook. 🙂
    thanks!

  • Chrissy

    I have trouble keeping lettuce fresh. I feel like it always feels wilted and mushy within a day or two and there’s nothing worse than mush lettuce in a salad!

  • Marcia Goss

    I have trouble keeping blueberries fresh. They seem to get soft and wrinkly, and sometimes moldy.

  • Joanna Allison

    I have trouble keeping lettuce fresh.

  • Helen

    Just about all our produce but especially strawberries and cucumbers

  • Arielle

    This time of year I have trouble keeping cherries fresh. The bag you buy in the store is so big and I can never eat all of them without them going bad.

  • Trinity Rosario

    Strawberries in the summer and lettuce year round is hard to keep fresh.

  • Julia Barnes

    I have trouble with cherries. This would be awesome to keep them fresh!

  • Taylor Dorman

    I have a lot of trouble keeping my string beans and lettuce fresh. It goes bad rather quickly before i can use it all up.

  • Candie L

    I bought a bunch of strawberries at the local farmers market. I went to eat them just a few days later and they had already gone bad. Thank you

  • patricia delgado

    I always have trouble with strawberries

  • Shannon McClendon

    Blueberries!! They are my favorite.

  • GENA VIGGIANI

    LETTUCE OR ANY SALAD MIX IS THE MOST DIFFICULT FOR ME TO KEEP FRESH FOR LONGER THAN A DAY OR TWO.

  • Rachel Freer

    I have a problem keeping strawberries and blackberries fresh.

  • Barbara

    I always have trouble with both lettuce and zucchini. Slime city!

  • Casey Roche

    Berries are hardest for me to keep fresh! But they are so yummy!!

  • Sheila K.

    I always have trouble with my lettuce staying fresh!

  • Francine Anchondo

    I want to keep my lettuce and strawberries fresh.

  • cyndi br

    I have a hard time keeping cabbage fresh

  • Jennifer M.

    I have trouble with berries and lettuce.

  • Pam Halligan

    I have trouble keeping salad greens fresh.

  • Tara Darity

    I have trouble keeping spinach fresh!

  • Karrie

    I would keep my strawberries and blueberries fresh

  • Aaron

    I have trouble keeping strawberries and blueberries fresh.

  • Claire

    lettuce.

  • Kimberly Bauer

    Strawberries always give me problems.

  • Nadine S

    Raspberries go bad so quickly for me

  • Richard Hicks

    We have problems keeping berries fresh for any length of time

  • Katherine Riley

    I love eating berries and have problems with them. I also am the only one that eats salads in my house, my lettuce is always going bad.

  • Janna Johnson

    I don’t do well keeping mushrooms!

  • Lettuce is hard to keep good for me.

  • Audra

    Lettuce always wilts for me

  • DJ

    I usually have trouble keeping tomatoes and bell peppers fresh.

  • Kayla R

    We have trouble with salad mix and strawberries

  • Lissa Crane

    I would love to use this for my strawberries in the summer and my lettuce salads the rest of the year!

  • Tina P

    Strawberries can go bad pretty fast!

  • laurie murley

    I have trouble with strawberries they don’t last over 2 days at my house

  • Yvonne Delgado

    berries are the most difficult, with lettuce being the next hardest. I would love a product to keep them fresher longer.

  • Cheryl B

    I have a difficult time keeping my blueberries and strawberries fresh.

  • Nancy

    I have trouble keeping strawberries fresh. They seem to spoil so quickly!

  • Michelle H.

    I have trouble keeping kale fresh.

  • Tom Gibson

    Tomatoes seem to go bad rather quickly for me.

  • Kathleen

    I have problems keeping strawberries fresh!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  • Leah Shumack

    Strawberries don’t seem to last very long for me no matter what type of container I put it in!

  • Carolyn D

    I would love to keep grapes fresh.

  • Gail Fernandez

    We have problems keeping bananas and strawberries fresh.

  • Karen D

    Raspberries. It seems like they turn to mush in just hours.

  • Tina

    Lettuce is the produce I throw out most often. It seems to spoil almost as fast as I put it in the fridge. I would love to have something to put it in that would help make it last longer.

  • Don D

    Keeping Cantaloupe fresh is my problem.

  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I have trouble with berries!

  • Jessica W.

    Berries! Raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. We have to eat them right away so they don’t go bad.

  • Terry Bellender

    OMG I am ALWAYS throwing out lettuce only after buying it 3 days and BOOM it’s bad! There has just GOT to be a better way and these sound like it could be it!

  • vicki lorenz

    I seem to buy cucumbers and never use them soon enough. So instead of buying 3 I will buy 1.

  • Jonathan Zerbini

    I am always throwing out lettuce and vegetables! These would be great

  • Gina marie benway

    Strawberries they either freeze on me or go rotten fast!

  • timothy luscko

    I would have to say lettuce we eat a lot this time of year with our garden tomatoes

  • maria simon

    strawberries !!! I seem to always be throwing them out thank you

  • Sue Hull

    The hardest fruit to keep fresh are strawberries and white peaches. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  • Emily

    Berries

  • Sand

    Lettuce, strawberries and cucumbers always wilt on me!

  • Alison Matalanis

    Berries and lettuce are always spoiling on me!

  • Nannypanpan

    Would love it for berries

  • Trisha McKee

    I have such trouble keeping strawberries fresh!

  • Renee Rousseau

    With just the two of us now I have problems with both fruit and veggies, especially strawberries, blueberries and lettuce.

  • Ashley Taylor

    Mushrooms, grapes and strawberries!

  • Angela Saver

    I have a difficult time keeping strawberries & lettuce fresh! I would love to win this to keep them fresher longer!

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  • Patricia Wojnar Crowley

    I have trouble keeping strawberries fresh!

  • Melanie

    My cherries always go bad before I can eat them! It would be great if these could help!

  • MaryAnn

    I have a horrible time with strawberries. I will buy strawberries and literally the next day they have mold on them.

  • Amy L

    Strawberries and cilantro always go bad before we can use them all. I’d like to try these containers, as it would save money on produce. I really hate throwing away food.