Friday morning, August 14th, I woke up to every bachelor's nemesis. House cleaning and laundry day!!! Always find a way to put it off as long as possible but couldn't think of a thing. THEN, how about a nice home grown, home cooked breakfast? That will take a while! Went down to the garden and picked some kale, a green onion, a green pepper, a tomato and some arugula and retrieved the zucchini from the fridge that I picked yesterday to make a nice veggie omelet.
Started chopping.....going great until I came to the zucchini....what to do with most of it....and the green pepper and tomato! I chopped a piece of the zucchini, half the green pepper and half the tomato and put them in the omelet (delicious by the way) and dipped the zucchini, pepper and tomato remains in Fresh Bright and put on the shelf in the fridge.
Three days later had a nice salad from the garden and the fridge, still nice and crunchy.
Cut another piece of the zucchini and used all the green pepper and tomato.....Nice Salad..... Dipped the cut end of the zucchini in Fresh Bright.....back on the shelf in the fridge.
Next day made a nice pot of veggie soup....Yep another piece of the eleph...uh zucchini and fresh garden veggies. Dipped the cut end....back on the shelf. Next day (it has been 6 days since I picked it) I was so impressed that put it on the table and took a picture of the nice sealed cut end so white and clean....looked like the end was sealed with plastic but was just zucchini juice. T
hen, something was placed in front of it in the fridge and I forgot it was there. *FOR ANOTHER WEEK*! I thought for sure I had wasted the last piece.
*FRESH BRIGHT TO THE RESCUE.......*STILL CRISP AND JUICY..... *PICKED AUGUST 14TH EATEN AUGUST 27TH!!!!!* Thirteen day old remnant, not tough, not soft, just delicious!
We've always know what an amazing experience gardening can have in people's lives. It's a wonderful way to connect with your family as a group activity and to connect with nature by helping something grow.
A recent article by Dr. Mercola describes the benefits of gardening for brain health.
It happens all the time in households across America.
You went to the grocery store and saw that they had an amazing sale on fresh produce. Driven by the urge to take advantage of a great deal and ensure you're family is eating right, you load up and bring it home.
But then, within just a few days, you take out the container of blue berries to put into your morning oatmeal to find that they've already become shriveled or moldy.
What started as a great deal on produce turns into yet another grocery disappointment and food tossed in the trash.
And as a result of these disappointments, families end up buying less and less produce - the exact opposite of what they should be doing!
Sick of all the waste, I decided to do something different.
Plant Bright to the Rescue
I was sitting in my kitchen thinking about the container of blue berries I had just thrown away and was staring at the label for our new product, Plant Bright. My eyes were looking at the information without really seeing it when it snapped it to focus.
My eyes narrowed in on two phrases, "eliminates mold and fungus" and "non-toxic".
I wondered. Could it really be so simple? I was using it on the tomato plants in my garden. But why couldn't it work on produce I had bought in the store?
I ran out to the store and bought a whole new container of blue berries. I washed them in a mixture of water and a couple of tea spoons of Plant Bright. Then I rinsed them, dried them, and put them in the fridge.
Then I waited. And waited. I knew that the berries would normally start to sad by the fourth day in the fridge and moldy by day seven.
By the tenth day I took the berries out.
They were plump to the touch. They smelled fresh. Did it work?
Hesitantly, I popped a handful into my mouth.
They were firm, delicious, and juicy. They tasted just as good as they did the day I bought them.
No More Wasted Money
Since that experiment, I have made it a point to wash ALL of my fresh produce in a mixture of Plant Bright and water. Carrots, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, zucchini - you name it! I haven't found anything that grows that Plant Bright can't keep fresh for longer.
I've saved hundreds of dollars in the past few months now that we're not wasting food and my family has never eaten better.
If you want to save money on groceries and improve the quality of the food your family eats, you should consider the same experiment I did. You'll be glad you did.