GIVEAWAY: Bee's Wrap
Calling all sustainably-minded food lovers: sign up for the State 14 Newsletter for a chance to win an assortment of Bee’s Wrap!
For those of you who aren’t already privy to the wonders of this Vermont product, allow me to wax poetic (wink wink).
For real, though. I first came across Bee’s Wrap about two years ago at the Vermont Farm Table store in Burlington, VT. The appealing simple brown packaging caught my eye, then did the words “Sustainable Food Storage.” Was this the alternative to plastic wrap I had been hoping, waiting, searching for?
Indeed, it was.
Okay, now I need to wane depressing for a moment. Let’s talk about plastic. It’s hard to escape … the bags, the toys, the Tupperware, the wrap. And it never goes away. Like, ever. Every single piece of plastic ever created is still somewhere on this planet, polluting it’s way into eternity. I don’t know about you, but I suffer from acute consumer guilt.
Which is why I felt a degree of relief when I laid my eyes on Bee’s Wrap. I could now replace my plastic-wrap habit with organic cotton, coated in naturally antimicrobial bee's wax. I could wash it, reuse it, and throw it in my compost. After purchasing my first package of three assorted sizes, I hurried home to see if it would live up to my expectations.
Bee's Wrap works beautifully. Just wrap up leftover fruit, cheese, bread, cover a bowl, pack a sandwich, etc. and the warmth of your hands will heat up the wax slightly to create a seal. After every use, give it a quick wash under cold water with a dab of mild soap, hang it to dry and continue using for up to one year. I repeat, ONE YEAR.
Not only does Bee's Wrap work, in my opinion it smells amazing, looks lovely and in some small way makes me feel just a little more hopeful about the state of waste in my world. Plus, knowing that I am supporting a young Vermont business out of Bristol. VT is worth a whole lot, too. Sarah Kaeck is the woman, mother, gardener, seamstress behind this successful company of all women who make the wrap by hand. It’s one of those win-win-win-win situations.
But, even if you don’t win this giveaway, I highly recommend ordering yourself some before your next leftover sandwich.
Photograph by You're So Golden.