How to use Hands On Hemp Reusable Bags for Produce, Bulk, and Bakery



Hands On Hemp Bags are Easy and Satisfying to use and make a Real    Difference for the Planet!





Shop for all fruit and vegetables using Hands On Hemp Bags.

  • Place your veggies into the bag so that the tag with the UPC code is easily scanned by your checkout teller.

  • Keep separate kinds of fruit and veggies in separate bags - i.e. keep apples in one bag, kale in another, and peppers in a third.

  • For most produce items, it is simplest to fold the top of the bag over instead of using the draw string. This makes it very easy to see what is inside the bag at check out.

  • Pay for the produce, not the Bag.  The tare (weight of the bag) is printed on the label on front of the bag. Tell or show this weight to the teller so s/he can subtract from the contents.
  • Be proud to know that you have NOT participated in the mindless usage of single use plastic bags!!

Step 2:

Carry Home your fruits and veggies in Hands On  Hemp Bags - from the grocery store or farmers market.

  • Hands On Hemp Bags are incredibly sturdy and can hold up to 40lbs, so you don't need to worry about them splitting or tearing.


Step 3:

Store your Vegetables in Hands On Hemp Bags:


  • Before storing (most) of your vegetables in Hands on Hemp bags it is very important to WASH or dampen the VEGETABLES and THEN put them back in the hemp reusable bags.
  • Placing your vegetables into the bags while they are still damp actually helps keep the veggies fresh and crisp. Washing your vegetables before storing makes an enormous difference you won't want to miss.
  • Exceptions: Some vegetables should not be washed before storing. For example eggplants, potatoes, squash and basil.  For more detailed vegetable storage information go to our "Vegetable Storage" page.


  • Close drawstring or fold the top part of the bag over the contents to keep the moisture inside the bags.


Place the hemp reusable bags inside your refrigerator crisper drawer.  This step gives added insurance that your veggies stay crisp.

Our Hands On Hemp reusable bags for produce keep veggies fresh in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!

Step 4:

Enjoy fresh and vital vegetables with no residue from plastic!!

  • Every few days, any veggies not eaten should be dampened again (if they are no longer damp) and placed back into your Hands On Hemp reusable bag and into your crisper drawer.

Step 5:

ReUsing and Washing:

  • After using, shake bags out fully and hang to dry.  You can usually re-use the bags several times before washing.  Machine wash and dry as needed, with your other cloth towels or clothes.
  • These hemp bags get softer with washing!



  • Scoop or pour any kind of bulk into the bags, including flour.  Keep track of the PLU numbers associated with each bulk item.


  • For bulk items that may spill, you can pull the cotton draw string to close the bag and untie the drawstring knot so you can tie the two ends together to secure the contents OR wrap the drawstring around the neck of the bag and make an overhand 1/2 knot.


  • Enjoy your pastries or bagels or fresh bread in these bags as well without the unecessary plastic waste.




  • Store bulk in Hands On  Hemp Bags short term OR pour bulk into airtight glass mason jars and store long term. 





  • Store bread, pastries, and baked goods in a bread box (preferably a clay one).




Return some of your Hands On Hemp bags to your car or grocery shopping bags so you can use them again next time you go to the store.


  1. Reusable Produce Bags Set
  2. Reusable Bulk Bags Set
  3. ReUsing Vs. Single-Use

Hands On Hemp reusable bags provide optimal storage for vegetables!


  • Optimal moisture retention - Hands On Hemp Bags protect produce and keep the water in the veggies so they stay crisp and “alive”.
  • Optimal air circulation - Hands On Hemp Bags allow air circulation so too much moisture does not create conditions for rotting.

Not only are you saying no to plastic, you are also saying  yes to  a solution that will keep  your veggies crisp and full of vitality.

Why should you invest in a reusable produce bag when most grocery stores give you single use plastic ones that are free and convenient?

Because avoiding plastic supports miracles of life, like these baby turtles that just hatched and are swimming for the vast sea where they will feel most comfortable.

Life is not compatible with plastic and it's incredibly sad to see what can happen to life when our  human conveniences trash the planet.

This is a turtle mistaking plastic for food.

We feel it is essential to ask ourselves if our convenient single use, throw away lifestyle really give US what we want either?

  • Does it give us happiness?
  • Does it give us love?
  • Does it make us better human beings?

Our hurry up and do more perspective gets in the way of living happier lives of integrity, love and purpose.







We are a woman-owned business whose vision is two-fold: to make a difference through what we do and how we do it. It is not easy to better our selves or our world, but we know the two go hand in hand. Our bags have taken us to the very brink of an ultimate question: what is true personal and planetary sustainability and what changes do we need to make to get from here to there? We hope to inspire such a journey of questioning for others as we’re all in the same boat together. (Learn more)

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