Hi, my name is Trevor Hamblin and I have written this blog about industrial equipment and supplies. It's very important that business owners keep the necessary supplies and equipment on hand to run their operation efficiently. I became interested in industrial equipment and supplies after talking with my neighbor who owns his own business. I never realized how many different supplies were needed to run a business until he explained it to me. After we spoke, I started doing some research on my own and found out a lot more information. Since I believe this is important advice that every business owner should know, I wanted to write a blog about it. I hope that after learning about the industrial equipment and supplies that are needed, you'll also have a better understanding of all that's required.
With the warm weather coming, everyone is looking forward to roadside produce stands. In Florida, people flock to the citrus stands to get their share of fresh oranges, limes, lemons, and grapefruits. In the Midwest, corn and melons are the choice items in midsummer. Wild blueberries are the craving in the Northeast in August and early September. Whatever kind of produce stand you operate, you know that your fresh produce is going to draw a crowd. A much bigger problem is how you are going to package the produce so that customers can easily take it away. The following options might work for whatever you sell.
A half slotted container is a box that only has flaps on the bottom of the box. You can even sell these boxes to the crowds that want to "pick your own" fruit, if your roadside stand is right in front of your property. Customers who do not bring their own bags can buy these boxes as substitute "shopping carts" for the fruits and vegetables they want to buy.
These boxes have die-cut edges on the bottom that fold together to create a firm and durable bottom for the boxes. They are especially helpful if you sell watermelons, cantaloupes, honeydew melons, pumpkins, and/or squash. The bottoms will not break or fall out under the weight of these foods.
Plastic bags work well for small purchases, or for smaller foods like berries and apples. Consumers can take them and fill them as they shop your roadside stand. Best of all, the bags are recyclable.
If you want, you can sell reusable bags, too. Then customers bring these bags back to your stand every time they shop. The bags are often made of washable canvas or thicker plastic.
Wrapping and tying up packages hearkens back to the days when cardboard and tape did not exist. If your stand and your farm have been in business for generations, you might treasure the practice of using butcher paper to wrap up cartons of berries or just wrapping larger produce as-is. You can use hemp twine to tie up the packages, providing eco-conscious shoppers recyclable paper and bio-degradable hemp twine all in one smart package.
All of the Above
Of course, you do not have just one kind of shopper at your roadside stand. That said, you might want some of all of the above types of packaging for your produce. Then all of your customers will be happy with the products that help them take home farm-fresh produce.Share
19 March 2018