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Make Fruit and Veggies Last Longer With Rubbermaid FreshWorks and Giveaway

April 17, 2017

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid.


Up until a few years ago, I would rarely eat fruit or veggies, even though eating it every day is recommended.  The reason being is not that I don’t like fruit or vegetables, it’s because of the cost involved and how quickly it all goes bad.  I would buy strawberries and within a few days they would literally grow mold, my lettuce would brown and well, you get the picture.  Over the years I have found ways to make produce last longer but only recently I’ve found the best way to do it, the easiest way to store produce and make it last a long time and now that we have our own little vegetable garden, we often grow too much and FreshWorks by Rubbermaid has made keeping our produce fresh much easier.


FreshWorks by Rubbermaid not only keeps produce fresher for much longer but it reduces waste and saves you money in the long run.

As a result of throwing away fresh produce, Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.**

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.
** Source: USDA 2014

FreshWorks storage containers use the patented Rubbermaid FreshVentTM technology, this keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer than traditional product pacaging.  By regulating the the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, the FreshVent technology creates an optimal environment, your produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked. FreshWorks also uses CrispTrayTM to help reduce moisture and any type of spoilage.



I love to store my strawberries, kale, lettuce and other fruits inside Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and they have 3 different sizes available –

  • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
  • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
  • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.

Last year we grew way too much kale in our vegetable garden and it was way more than I could use in my smoothies so we ended up giving some away, this year whatever I have leftover will be going in my Large FreshWorks container as it’s the perfect size for my kale and prepping it for smoothies.


In case you are wondering, FreshWorks containers are extremely easy to use, just open your produce from store packaging or pick it from your garden then add it to the containers, close the lid don tightly and put it in the fridge.  Super simple.  The lids also last a lifetime, you will never need any replacements and everything is BPA Free, top-shelf dishwasher safe and microwave safe!


I currently have 3 Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers but with spring coming up I am going to need more so my fruit and vegetables last much longer and I am super excited to have found something that works perfect for me!

How do you keep your produce fresh?  If you already own or want to pick up some FreshWorks containers, consider taking the Long Live Produce Challenge and writing a Rubbermaid FreshWorks Review about your experience!

How to take the challenge?

Store some produce in the store packaging and some in the FreshWorks container. Take photos to compare the results after several days, and share how long FreshWorks helped your produce last.

Click Here to pick up some Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and stay up to date with Rubbermaid on Facebook, Twiiter and Instagram.


Enter below for a chance to win to a pack of 3 Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers, Open to US Residents.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Containers


How to Make Produce Last Longer
*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

    April 17, 2017 at 2:38 am

    love that this will help me stop wasting so much food

  • Cheryl B
    April 17, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I have one container, and I use it to preserve my lettuce. I love how long it stays fresh.

  • Lisa Garland
    April 17, 2017 at 3:55 am

    My fruit always ruins before we get to eat it. I love that these keep it fresher longer, I could really use these.

  • Kayley
    April 17, 2017 at 6:58 am

    I love that they help produce last longer, because this morning I had to throw out a half-full container of greens because they had gone bad already even though their fresh-by date was 04/20. 🙁

  • Melissa Storms
    April 17, 2017 at 7:46 am

    I love the Fresh Vent technology. I pick berries all summer and after I rinse them they go bad quickly.

  • shelly peterson
    April 17, 2017 at 8:03 am

    I like the FreshVent technology so your fruit and veggies last longer.

  • Anita Duvall
    April 17, 2017 at 8:22 am

    I love that you have the ability to save a lot of money with the Rubbermaid Containers. We are constantly throwing away lettuce and other more expensive produce. Would love to try these.

  • Cathy French
    April 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I really love the size of these containers. Will fit perfectly in the fridge.

  • Allison W
    April 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    My favorite part is that they are BPA free, which is so important for food storage.

  • VB
    April 17, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Warm veggies and fruits are disgusting and difficult to prevent 😷

  • Trixie Dotson
    April 17, 2017 at 9:39 am

    I like that they are dishwasher and microwave safe!

  • Janel
    April 17, 2017 at 10:31 am

    I love that Freshworks containers are extremely easy to use and are durable.

    April 17, 2017 at 10:38 am

    i love that my greens and fruits stay fresh longer with out wilting and going these

  • Crystal Rogers Walker
    April 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I love that they have 3 different sizes for my veggies and fruits, I would love to have these

  • kelly tupick
    April 17, 2017 at 11:15 am

    These look awesome and would really help and saving produce and making veggies and items last longer

  • Shannon
    April 17, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I love that they have such a tight seal.

  • Susan
    April 17, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I love buying flats of strawberries and these would keep them longer.

  • DJ
    April 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    I love that they help my produce last longer, which is wonderful when you spend extra money for organic produce.

  • Marty Crosson
    April 17, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    I love that they could potentially cut down on the amount of produce I end up throwing away.

  • Lindsay A.
    April 17, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I love that the FreshWorks containers are BPA Free, top-shelf dishwasher safe, and microwave safe! The BPA-free aspect is very important to me.

  • Jessica To
    April 17, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    I really like the different sizes.

  • Jenny Ham
    April 17, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Microwave safe

  • Kari Wagoner
    April 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Love that it keeps my produce fresh for longer

  • Barbara Tryon
    April 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    They are so durable and BPA free.

  • Jeanne
    April 17, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    These would be awesome to help keep my fruit and veggies longer. Summer from our garden .

  • Anna Tillou
    April 17, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Dishwasher safe and they keep food fresher longer.

  • Maryann D.
    April 17, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    I really like that FreshWorks containers are BPA Free, top-shelf dishwasher safe and microwave safe and can keep our veggies and fruit fresh.

  • Kelly Jo Francisco
    April 17, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    i love that they are BPA- Free

  • Kim
    April 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    it keeps fruits and vegetables to last longer and I don’t waste as much.

  • Kim Myers
    April 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I’ve never tried them but would love to use them with fresh veggies from my garden

  • Kimmy Ripley
    April 17, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    They can help me out with my leftovers. I never have enough storage containers. Would love to try these!

  • Amy Malone
    April 17, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I love how they close and keep everything fresh. Love you can see what’s inside.

  • Jake B
    April 17, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    I like that they are dishwasher and microwave safe!

  • Jake B
    April 17, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    I like that they are dishwasher and microwave safe!

  • Soha Molina
    April 17, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    They are fantastic and work well.

  • Sandy Adams
    April 17, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Love how tight they seal helping to keep my food fresher longer

  • carol clark
    April 17, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    i like i could throw them in the dishwaher and it keeps food longer i love it

  • shannon fowler
    April 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    i love that they are dishwasher safe and come in different sizes.

  • Kelly Wach
    April 17, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I am always looking for ways to keep food fresh, this seems like it would work great

  • Rust
    April 17, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    I love that they will prolong the life of my veggies and that Fresh Vent technology sounds great!

  • Dana Moore
    April 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    They look durable and work well

  • Denise Higgins
    April 17, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Keeps produce fresher longer

  • Tina W
    April 18, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love that they are designed to keep fruits and veggies fresher.

  • Tonni
    April 18, 2017 at 1:16 am

    this would be awesome for fruits need this in my life

  • Linda Whitman Hutchison
    April 18, 2017 at 3:49 am

    I love all Rubbermaid products and really need these to keep fruits and veggies fresher.

  • Georgia Beckman
    April 18, 2017 at 6:07 am

    I love the fact that my produce could last longer. I tend to go overboard when purchasing fresh fruits & veggies, then much of the time it goes to waste because I don’t use it fast enough.

  • Camille S
    April 18, 2017 at 6:48 am

    I love the idea of my fruit lasting longer, so much goes to waste before we can eat it all.

  • Lauren
    April 18, 2017 at 6:55 am

    I like that they are clear.

  • Natalie J Vandenberghe
    April 18, 2017 at 7:57 am

    I like that it keeps produce fresher longer and that it’s BPA-free

  • Linda Szymoniak
    April 18, 2017 at 8:34 am

    I already love Rubbermaid containers and have been switching all my old ones over to them. I love that these particular ones are better for storing fruit and vegetables. I love having fresh fruit and veggies around, but they don’t always store well and last long. I’d love to be able to keep them fresh longer!

  • Joanne Schultz
    April 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I really hate when strawberries go bad in the containers they come in. I bought 4 lbs a few days ago and some of the berries I looked at last night had to have bad spots cut out.
    I think the FreshWorks containers would help alleviate that problem.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Bryan Vice
    April 18, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Love that is keeps my lettuce/salad more fresh and for longer i love them!!!!!!!!

  • Terry
    April 18, 2017 at 11:27 am

    I love that these containers keep produce a lot longer.

  • Denise Higgins
    April 18, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Dishwasher and microwave safe

  • Jennifer Hess
    April 18, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    It will save my family money by keeping everthing fresher longer.

  • merry partridge
    April 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    No more wasted food ! I love it !

  • Lesley F
    April 18, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    I love that they will keep veggies and fruits fresher

  • Stephanie scales Campbell
    April 18, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    The thing i like most about freshworks is that it will save me money on produce because I won’t be wasting so much.

  • Edye
    April 18, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I like that they are BPA free.

  • Jennifer Gonzalez
    April 18, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I NEED this so bad!!

  • susan campbell
    April 19, 2017 at 6:59 am

    love the size of these containers

  • Joe Martin
    April 19, 2017 at 11:39 am

    It’s a pet peeve when produce goes bad before i can use it, anything that can help in that fight is a welcome addition in my kitchen!

  • Tamra Gibson
    April 19, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    I love that maybe I can buy more fruit and veggies. My hubby doesn’t eat either and I throw out so much that lately I skip getting food that is good for me

  • ashley meyer
    April 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    keeps fruit fresher longer

  • chris
    April 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    These are so handy

  • Jill Jackson
    April 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    I love that that they are microwave safe, making them easy for my husband to take to work

  • Jeanna
    April 28, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    I love that they keep your fruits lasting longer!

  • Hargow Wong
    April 28, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    The FreshWorks containers keep fruit fresh longer.

  • Tracie Cooper
    April 29, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I love how the fresh vent technology keeps produce fresh 80% longer!

  • Beth Minyard
    April 29, 2017 at 1:18 am

    I love that they are BPA Free!

  • Renee Simmons
    April 29, 2017 at 3:06 am

    Love that Rubbermaid has came out with a Produce Themed product. Talk about saving money. Less food waste & affordable product!

  • Barbara Montag
    April 29, 2017 at 7:13 am

    I like that FreshWorks is not any environmental hazard – safe materials.
    thank you

  • Amanda R
    April 29, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    Great product to keep your produce fresh!

  • Leela
    April 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Can you enter without facebook or twitter?

  • elizabeth
    April 30, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I always do meal prep, so these would really come in handy for me.

  • Jacqueline Morillo
    April 30, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    They keep my veggies and fruit fresher longer

  • amanda whitley
    April 30, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    i like the quality of these containers. they dont seem cheap

  • Rajee Pandi
    May 1, 2017 at 2:34 am

    Love its size to keep the food fresh longer and microwave safe