Alternative to Plastic
- When I first start with this hobby, I was searching for a suitable
storeage container for my product.
The solution that I discovered was pretty much free. It turns out
that certain foodstuffs (dill pickles for example) are delivered to
large kitchens in gallon (they hold 3.95x liter) size glass jars. I
now have over 20 of them with thier screw on caps, with the
possiblity of getting as many as I need or want. The openings are
large enough that I can put my hand inside for a proper cleaning.
My source is the kitchen area of a large rest / retirement home for
the elderly. The kitchen prepares 500 meals 3 times a day. I chanced
upon them after visiting a relative and had to toss something into
the trash can. Since then I have visited with the kitchen staff and
they set aside as many as I want them to. A simple phone call
handles it. No explainations necessary. But I do supply them with
seasonal garden and fruit produce. They start work at 4am also so a
real live cheerful visitor is welcomed also. One thing to keep in
mind tho. The lids are much easier to remove after you slash a
diagonal across them with a cleaver and give the works a twist, So
unless they know you want to save them, you might not get the lids
that go along with the package. Also the glass is recycleable and it
is easier to store broken. So a phone call and a visit works wonders
and is more productive than a midnight dumpster raid.