Horticulturists spend countless hours and vast sums of money to ensure their plants receive all they need throughout the growing cycle. After months of hard work and substantial capital investment, a grower needs to use care so his or her harvest does not spoil due to inadequate storage or preservation. Many gardeners underestimate the importance of properly preserving the harvest. One of the main reasons why fruits, vegetables, and herbs spoil is oxygen. Simply placing the harvest in an airtight container will help limit its exposure to oxygen and slow the rate at which the produce will spoil. Some fruits and vegetables will require further preservation, such as refrigeration or freezing.
The combination of removing the product from excess air along with freezing or refrigeration significantly extends the overall shelf life of many fruits, vegetables and herbs. When working with dehydrated products, such as dried culinary herbs, the most important aspects of preservation are removing as much oxygen as possible and keeping the product away from other factors that will diminish its quality, such as sunlight and heat. The folks at True Liberty® Bags have always been serious about preservation. Their extensive line of various sized storage bags is perfect for holding dried herbs, fruits, vegetables, or just about anything else a gardener wants to preserve or contain. In addition to their industrial quality line of storage bags, True Liberty® has created the ultimate tool for long-term preservation: a vacuum sealer that increases shelf life. Now gardeners can vacuum seal any True Liberty® Bag.
There are two models of True Liberty® Vacuum Sealers from which to choose. The first option is a standard 20” vacuum sealer with a 1/4” wide leak-proof seal. As the name suggests, the True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer first sucks the air out of the bag and then the heat impulse sealer creates an airtight seal for long-term storage. The unit has an air compressor powered impulse seal arm and retractable nozzle manufactured to stand up to an industrial level production facility, and works in just seconds compared to any standard household vacuum sealer.
The second option of True Liberty® Vacuum Sealers has a gas-purging feature which removes oxygen in exchange for an inert gas of the gardener’s choice, for example, argon or nitrogen. Both units come complete with a vacuum filter to ensure the vacuum pump remains free of any dirt or debris. Once the machine is finished purging the air and inert gas from the bag, the nozzle retracts and a grower is left with a leak-proof, 1/4” wide seal. The True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer removes all the oxygen that would otherwise deteriorate a gardener’s product over time. Removing the oxygen from the storage container will greatly increase its shelf life and will also preserve the quality for an extremely long period of time. Any gardener looking for a serious long-term storage solution for their product should invest in a True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer with the gas-purging option. The gas-purging feature can also be turned on or off, allowing a horticulturist to use this model as a gas-purging unit or as a vacuum-only sealer.
All True Liberty® Bags are compatible with the True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer and are available in four pre-made, convenient sizes or as a roll of “bottomless bags” available in three different widths. The pre-made bags come in packs of 10, 25, or 100 bags. The sizes are as follows:
Quail Bags (3 qt) 8” x 16”
Chicken Bags (2 gal) 12” x 20”
Turkey Bags (3 gal) 18” x 20”
Goose Bags (5 gal) 18” x 24”
8 Gallon Bag 24” x 40”
Ostrich Bags (30 gal drum) 30” x 48”
Drum Liners (55 gal drum) 36” x 48”
Bottomless bags open up a world of customizability. A gardener can create the perfect bag for their given application. Bottomless bags are available in 100’ rolls in three different widths or 500’ rolls at 24” wide:
12” wide x 100’ long
18” wide x 100’ long
24” wide x 100’ long
24” wide x 500’ long
True Liberty® Bags amazing ability to be completely sealed provides additional benefits to horticulturists. True Liberty® Bags are so strong and leak-proof that they can easily be used to store liquids as well as solids. The powerful tinsel strength of the food-grade nylon material used in True Liberty® Bags also works as an effective odor barrier. Simply put, no odors will escape from a True Liberty® Bag. With True Liberty® Bags a horticulturist can rest assured that odors will remain sealed and locked in where they belong.
The True Liberty® company believes in the significance of the good health of individuals, the greater community and the environment. This is why, at True Liberty®, going above and beyond the standard health and safety requirements just makes sense. This is also why True Liberty® supports the local and global environment through conscious business operations, in addition to a philanthropic partnership with 1% For the Planet. All True Liberty® Bags are constructed from FDA approved, food-grade, BPA-free material and are proudly made in the U.S.A.. Based on this same commitment, all True Liberty® Vacs are also manufactured in the USA. The True Liberty® office, warehouse, shipping and website have a net-zero carbon footprint due to their continued contributions to Carbonfund.org. The team behind True Liberty® takes the Carbonfund.org motto to heart, “Reduce what you can, offset what you can’t.”
To further reduce their global impact, the True Liberty® team makes every effort to use recycled materials for all print media, including marketing materials, product packaging and shipping cartons. Additionally, True Liberty® uses soy-based inks for printing. These inks contain fewer volatile organic compounds, further reducing the company’s environmental impact. The True Liberty® team also utilizes digital files for their affiliates and clientele. This conscientious choice saves time, space, energy and, most importantly, reduces the overall impact on the environment.
Unfortunately, it is no longer commonplace to find products that are made in the U.S.A. and are produced by companies who view environmental consciousness as a priority. In addition to the full line of bags that come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, all True Liberty® Vacs are manufactured in the USA and come with a one year warranty. That is why, when you do find a company like True Liberty®, it is a refreshing reminder that environmentally conscious companies can create outstanding products right here in the U.S.A. A horticulturist who wishes to better preserve his or her harvest can easily achieve this with the use of the True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer and True Liberty® Bags. For serious growers looking for long-term storage, the True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer with the gas-purging option provides the ultimate solution. The True Liberty® line up allows a gardener to lock in the freshness of his or her harvest to be enjoyed weeks, months, or even years down the road. Simply put, there is no long-term storage solution that can so easily preserve a harvest like the True Liberty® Vacuum Sealer and True Liberty® Bags.