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Safe Storage To Protect Your Harvest

Unlike in the days of yore when we all had large houses with sprawling gardens which had orchards that grew vegetables and fruits for the consumption of those living in the house, as well as having coops for chickens and other livestock as well, today much of our food requirements are met by those who cultivate on a commercial scale in huge farms. This is not necessarily a bad thing. However, the processes involved in mass scale cultivation are complex. 

Of each of the processes that are involved, this write up focuses only on the packing, storage and shipping that needs to be carried out once the crops have been harvested. On the other hand find a suitable packaging products for your harvested.

Freshness is something that every consumer demands when buying produce. In order to meet that demand, producers must strive to ensure that what they have harvested reaches the retailers within the same day, or within a maximum of forty eight hours. Fresh produce has a very short shelf life, and any crops that look droopy and discolored will not get sold.

While time is of the essence, so is the quality of the produce. The leafy greens need to be perky, as do the roses that are to reach the florists. Vegetables and fruits should not be bruised or dented.

In order to make this all possible, many producers have turned to the use of polystyrene boxes in Brisbane for packing and shipping purposes. This is a material that is made of a byproduct of the petroleum purification process and consists mostly of air! Resistant to water, these containers will ensure that no dampness or wetness affects the produce that is housed within. They also do not crumble subsequent to having been exposed to moisture either, and retain their structural integrity, thus providing your produce with constant and consistent protection from the elements, and all other bumps and bruises that would otherwise have befallen them during transit.

Polystyrene boxes are clean and white, and come to you in standard dimensions or can be custom made to suit the particular produce that you intend to transport. They are stackable and have grooves by which they can be lifted easily. They can be reused many times, and are 100% recyclable, making them safe for the environment as well as for the goods that are housed within.

They are also neat and attractive enough to be used for the display of the produce as well, thus reducing the need to the goods to be handled too much by human hands. More freshness for your customers, and more conveniences for you!