NEW Family Cow Shopping Bags – Cut Plastic Use

written by

Wesley Shank

posted on

February 22, 2023

Good morning!

It seems each year we find new things which will make our farm and your food just a little better.

Today I'm happy to announce a few ways you can help us reduce plastic and reuse more packaging.

1. Return cardboard egg cartons, glass quart water kefir jars, and pint bone broth jars to our farm store or a pickup location.

2. Choose the new "Pack with Less Plastic" feature on our website!

Here's how it works: When you place a pickup location order, add Pack with Less Plastic to your cart just like any food item.

When you've selected this option, we'll avoid plastic bags as much as possible. Of course, we'll still need to bag moisture sensitive items like egg cartons, baked goods, paper wrapped butter, soap, salt, and garlic to protect from melting ice in the cooler.

Be sure to bring your own reusable bag to the pickup location so it's easy to transfer food from our ice chest to your car. Meat that is not bagged will sometimes freeze together in a large icy chunk in your cooler... a shopping bag makes it much nicer to carry everything.

Speaking of bags... We now have insulated Family Cow shopping bags available!

Family Cow insulated shopping bags

They are built well enough you should be able to use one in place of a cooler for a short drive home from the pickup location. For a long trip where you'll end up with melted water in the bottom I still recommend an ice chest since these bags aren't fully waterproof. :)

Use the insulated bags however you like. We are simply offering them to encourage people to use less plastic when possible.

As always, feel free to reply to this email and let me know your thoughts. I do want to hear from you!

All the best,


~5th generation on the farm


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