As consumers, we have a responsibility to purchase products that are environmentally safe, non-damaging and long-lasting. It can be quite challenging to navigate the world of consumer goods, so we have rounded up 15 of the best sustainable products for your home kitchen or to gift this holiday season.
Organic Cotton Reusable Produce Bags (Set of 8) $29
These 100% organic cotton produce bags sole mission is to replace the single-use plastic versions you find in grocery stores or farmer's markets. These washable, reusable, and ultra-sturdy hold everything from fruits, vegetables, fresh bread and nuts.
Glass Straw $28
These chic glass straws come in a variety of colors and shapes will last a lifetime thanks to the durability of the hand-blown glass and the leather carrying case each straw comes with.
Stainless Steel Coffee Pour Over $15.99
Skip the coffee filter and coffee pod trash and opt for this stainless steel pour over drip cone for the morning coffee.
Bamboo Compost Bin $50
This compost bin is made of biodegradable and durable bamboo fibers. In other words, it’ll last for ages and have a low impact when its composting days are over. The breathable lid, odor-blocking carbon filter, and bamboo handle makes it the perfect countertop composter.
CompostNow Membership $29/month
Make it easy on everyone and get a membership to CompostNow - they come to collect your compost every week, simply leave it on your doorstep. You can compost so much more than you think - paper bags, tissues, coffee grounds, egg shells, chicken bones. CompostNow will take your compostable trash and compost it for you and use that compost in your local area - for farms and gardens. Not only are you helping your local community agriculture and parks, but you are also supporting Earth's need to slow the release of methane. Biodegradable and renewable food trash in landfills are one of the largest methane producers. Feel good about how you did rid of trash with this composting service.
CSA Box Private Cooking Class $209
Supporting your local CSA and unsure of how to cook everything you've received? With this private cooking experience, you'll be connected to an expert Chef who will help you learn new recipes featuring your local and organic produce. Ask all of the questions, get some Chef feedback and learn restaurant-style tips and tricks to master your CSA box.
Cast Iron and Carbon Steel Pan Set $540
Do you wonder what the difference between cast iron and carbon steel skillets? Both retain heat exceptionally well and can move from stovetop to oven to table seamlessly. These pans come pre-seasoned and ready for cooking. Carbon steel is a bit lighter and heats up a little faster than cast iron. The cast iron skillet is a bit deeper and are ideally suited for pan-frying and baking. Ultimately, both skillets are versatile and will last a lifetime. This set includes a cast iron skillet and 12” carbon steel farmhouse skillet along with a genuine leather skillet sleeve for the cast iron skillet and leather potholder for the carbon steel skillet, everything is crafted in Charleston, SC.
A Veggie Brush $5.99
This non-toxic bamboo and recycled bustle brush will gently and throughly clean fruits and veggies in no time.
Multi-Pocket Canvas Grocery Tote $70
This super roomy tote with study compartments and vegan leather handles will have you transporting your groceries in style - keep it on-hand when you're headed to the grocery store or farmer's market and load up on fresh goodies without having to grab for a plastic bag.
Plant-Dyed Kitchen Towels $6.99
These kitchen towels are the only ones you'll ever need - 100% organic cotton, machine or hand washable, quick drying and are naturally dyed with pomegranate, turmeric and indigo.
The Farmstand $348 - $649
The self-watering, self-fertilizing Farmstand makes it easy to grow your own food at home. Grow everything from leafy greens like kale and lettuce varieties to your favorite herbs, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, and so much more! There is an indoor and an outdoor version, perfect for anyone interested in growing their own vegetables and fruits.
"What's in the fridge?" Private Cooking Class $208
Give the gift of a private cooking class - cooking only what is already in the fridge! No shopping or errands required. In this cooking experience, you'll be connected with a professional Chef instructor who will create a custom menu based on what you have in your fridge, freeze and pantry. Your Chef will guide you through every step of the way - from knife skills, tips and tricks and will troubleshoot throughout the cooking time. This is an awesome way to master a new recipe using what you usually have on hand.
Instant Pot $69.99
Pressure cookers are a great way to save energy, reducing cooking time by up to 70%! The Instant Pot Duo is a 7-in-1 electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sautés, yogurt maker, warmer and sterilizer. What more can you ask for?!
Reusable Shopping Cart Bags (Set of 4) $34.95
This eco-friendly alternative to the standard-issue grocery bag is designed to spread out accordion-style along the top of a shopping cart, making for an efficient and more organized shopping experience. This pack of 4 includes an insulated bag for cold items, and pockets to hold eggs and wine securely.
Misfits Market Subscription $30 minimum
Fight food waste with organic produce and sustainably sourced groceries delivered to your home, bonus: up to 40% off grocery store prices.