I was at the farmer's market today and noticed someone buying many pounds of loose-leaved salad greens. He packed them into a clear plastic covered box with a drainer/colander insert. In answer to my question, he told me that this was a Cambro container and that salad greens would keep in it for one week.
I just looked online and am shocked at the prices for these sets. The sources that I found in a quick search seem to require buying lots of multiple boxes.
Has anyone used these for salad storage at home? Do the greens really keep much longer than when stored any other way? Where is the best place to buy a singled box, cover, and drainer? (I am in NYC). Or is there a way to rig up a similar set-up by using less pricey items?
This is all new to me. Would like to learn!