picking and packaging
What containers do you use in the field for picking various crops? How long do you leave them in these containers before washing, storage, etc. What type of containers do you use to bring your product to market or to deliver to restaurant customers? What containers do you use at market and do you sell these containers or do you bag your produce and then recycle the containers for next weeks display?
Any information would be helpful!
I have only sold by subscription and pack into food storage bags with the twist ties. I make all of the bags full of air to cushion them for the ride to the customers and the orders are packed into recycled grocery bags. I harvest from the field into a couple of quart containers and big stuff like cucs and squash get carried to the house in my untucked shirt. Really big stuff like melons and pumpkins go into my 4 year olds radio flyer wagon. This years garden is much larger and last years harvest methods are a little too small....;o)