Fenugreen FreshPaper Produce Saver Sheets
Style Name:Produce Product Description Keep your produce fresh, naturally! Just drop ONE small FreshPaper sheet into an entire fridge drawer, fruit bowl, salad bag or berry carton — made with organic spices that keep fruits & veggies fresh for up to 2-4x longer! FreshPaper is a patented & award-winning innovation that has been featured by The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, NPR, The Today Show, Real Simple, Oprah, Mother Nature Network, and Forbes since its launch at a farmer’s market. FreshPaper was recently awarded the biennial INDEX: Design to Improve Life Award, the world’s largest prize in design (previously awarded to Tesla and Apple!) Made in the USA with organic spices. Biodegradable, compostable, & recyclable. 8 sheets = approximately 1-2 month’s supply. From the Manufacturer Let’s Get Fresh. FreshPaper sheets are infused with organic spices that naturally keep fruits & veggies fresh –inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth, and the enzymes that cause degradation. So, say good-bye to fuzzy berries. Limp, wilted greens? No more! FreshPaper really works, and its all natural, too! Join The Movement. When our Founder Kavita invented FreshPaper as part of her middle-school science project, she never imagined that her simple innovation would one day be used by farmers and families around the world, and have a chance to change the food system. Join us, as we take on global food waste, starting in your kitchen! Saves Money & Reduces Waste Naturally! Made with organic spices that naturally keep food fresh. So Easy to Use. Simply keep a sheet anywhere you store produce no wrapping needed! Mission Driven. Made in USA, compostable & recyclable. And taking on global food waste! Simply Ingenious. Fenugreen is addressing the enormous, yet often overlooked, global challenge of food spoilage with a simple innovation. About the Startup Describe your product in 3 words. Simple, Sustainable Design. How did you become an entrepreneur? Three years ago, I set out on a journey in pursuit of a calling I’d had since I was 12 years old. I set up a stall at a local farmer’s market and founded a social enterprise to bring my invention to the world. Intentionally choosing a life of uncertainty with the odds stacked a million to one, after trying and failing for over a decade, was one of the most terrifying decisions I have ever made.I could never have imagined what would happen next: that thousands of people would rise up to take my idea across the globe, that intention mattered more than experience, and that my life would turn into a series of ‘pinch myself’ moments.This was my dream: a piece of paper that I believed could change the way the world eats. I called it FreshPaper. What is the inspiration for FreshPaper? Today, despite all the technology we have, nearly half of our world’s food supply is wasted. While the world’s farmers harvest enough to feed the planet, 800 million people go hungry every day. FreshPaper could significantly reduce spoilage and the massive energy, land, water, and human costs associated with it.Sometimes, inspiration comes from the most unlikely of places. When I was 12 years old, I was visiting my grandmother in India and accidentally drank some unfiltered tap water. I started to panic, worried that I would get sick. My grandma quickly went in her kitchen and came back with a spice tea home remedy. I was really skeptical but I drank it… and I didn’t get sick for the rest of the trip! That experience sparked my curiosity, and I started a middle school science project to learn more — adding the spices to jars of dirty pond water. I started to notice that some of the spices seemed to stop mold from growing! After seeing some fuzzy berries on a trip to the grocery store with my mom, I started dipping strawberries in my spice mixture to see if they would stay fresh longer. The results were incredible, and I spent the next several years developing FreshPaper. Tell us about some of the challenges youve faced. I was 17 years old a senior in high school – when I got the patent for FreshPaper. I was so excited about how FreshPaper could help people like my grandmother in areas like the village where she was from, and I couldnt wait to get my invention out into the world. But as soon as I set out to build a non-profit, I learned how hard it can be to give something away for free. After trying and failing over and over, my friends and college advisers suggested that I consider a more ‘realistic’ career path. Although as a child, I believed that I had discovered something that could help millions and take on global hunger, as I grew up, my mind started to tell me that I was not enough to bring my invention to the world. Like many young women, I mentally replayed all of the times I was told that I needed more experience, more degrees, more money, more than I had and more than I was. I gave up. But over the years, I couldn’t stop thinking about FreshPaper. I decided to give myself, and my idea, one more chance. So, one Sunday morning, I took FreshPaper to my local farmer’s market after having stayed up all night hand-making a batch of FreshPaper in my studio apartment. We started with $300 in papermaking supplies we had no funding, no marketing budget, and no experience but we were amazed by the response. I could never have imagined what would happen next: that a grassroots movement would rise up to take FreshPaper to people like Oprah and Richard Branson, that hard work guided by faith and intuition mattered more than a business plan, and that FreshPaper would one day be used by farmers and families across the globe.