I have been trying to find those strawberry baskets to buy in bulk. I have a huge strawberry garden and would like to start selling them next year. I need the baskets to sell them in. Anyone know where I can buy them?
By Anne H. (Guest Post) 07/14/2004
I would go down to your local nursery and ask them. Or, go to your local farmer's market and ask one of the vendors who has them. If you have a farm supply store you could check there.
Find the baskets that have a snap down lid. My mom and sister have a stand at the local farmer's market and were able to buy some from the grocery wholesalers (a box of 500 for $100 Canadian)(20 cents each.) Well worth the cost. Ask the local grocery store where they buy theirs and see if they will allow you to buy a box from them if you cannot get some from the wholesalers.
Other containers that do not have a lid and are therefore open at the top can easily spill their contents if you are not careful. These clear containers with a lid look much more professional than the little green open baskets that some of the farmer's stands have. Plus the open baskets need to be put somehow into a plastic bag as you sell them so the berries won't spill for your customer, which is a pain and also time consuming when you are at the market. I have helped my mom and sister at their stand for years when we used the little green baskets and now with the clear lidded ones. Good luck.
I also have a large strawberry patch and will be selling berries next year. But, I will be picking the berries into 4 cup plastic containers and when I deliver the berries I will "dump" the berries into my customer's containers so that I can keep my containers and use them again. This is what I do when I sell my raspberries in the summer. My customers know that this is what I do, but I sell privately not at a farmer's market. Where you will be selling the berries will determine what kind of container you should or could use. Have fun next year. Fresh strawberries are wonderful!
By (Guest Post) 09/08/2005
Yes, Molding Corporation of America makes the green strawberry baskets. You can buy them by the case. Number is 818-890-7877
By Redria (Guest Post) 02/07/2006
http://www.socontainers.com/BerryPackaging.htm very good place to get the baskets also.
By John Howard (Guest Post) 05/25/2007
Pressel Molds in Camarillo, CA, in the heart of the strawberry growing area. (805) 482-8977
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I ALSO HAVE A CASE OF 1200 GREEN MESH PINT SIZE BASKETS FOR SELL ALSO.
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By Fred Smith (Guest Post) 11/21/2007
Found Molding Corp. of America (818 890-7877) great to work with. They have all types of baskets, besides the strawberry.
Highly recommended them, great price!!
By john mitchell (Guest Post) 01/19/2008
We have strawberry baskets,pint size green mesh plastic on sale on ebay ID. partyfavors4sale.
Or go here http://stores.ebay.com/A2Z-WHOLESALE-BARGAINS
Want strawberry baskets or containers?
i have them for sell.I have pint size green mesh,all new.
please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or goto www.partyfavors4sale.ecrater.com
thanks so much
By Mark Thomas (Guest Post) 04/28/2008
Try Pacific States Plastics, 818 890-7877, I deal with Stepahanie Miller there. They have alot of different baskets for various fruits and vegetables.