When creating this pattern, my wish list included something very very light weight so I wasn’t adding to my bottom line at the cash register, and handles to tie the top closed so the produce doesn’t spill out of the bag. I also wanted them to be stretchy and expandable so I could put in just a few tomatoes or few pounds if I wanted. After much trial and error – I believe these little bags fit the bill! They weigh only about 1/2 of an ounce. I carry several with my other reusable bags.