Gourmet mushroom grower with sustainable produce containers

Biodegradable packaging for mushrooms!

Because the Sustainable Produce Container is such a popular package with mycologists, we've got a whole page here so all the info is in one place! Click on the size name you want in order to go to that page or call Linda at 859-630-2694 for best shipping prices on a pallet with printing. Caleb Feichter of Valley Spirit Farm did (at right) and he also took advantage of the Kentucky Proud program paying for half the cost of the packaging! No more need for Kraft paper coffee bags the mushrooms might eat through or clammy plastic clamshells, the Sustainable Produce Container provides just the right amount of ventilation and protection.

Sustainable Produce Container Advantages

  • 100% recyclable
  • Biodegrades in a backyard compost pile in a few weeks
  • Cardboard is thicker than paper bags so mushrooms can't "eat" it as quickly
  • Containers are sturdy enough to stack 3-6 layers tall
  • Earth-themed vents for air flow
  • Secure hinged lid latch
  • Holds up under temperature transitions (same cardboard is used in beer bottle carriers)
  • Mushrooms may dry out a bit sooner than in plastic but will never get slimy like old ones in plastic
  • Containers fit in most master cartons
  • Easy to hand assemble, some designs are reversible with white on one side, natural on the other
  • Single and full color printing available for just 10,000 minimum (approximately a pallet)
  • Ships flat saving space
  • In high volumes containers are the same price as plastic and eliminate sticky labels
  • Practically free machine container former available (small deposit, 3 year lease for high volumes)
  • Sizes do not hold exactly same amount as current grocery store 8 oz mounded plastic tubs but this gives you an opportunity to resize, rebrand and remarket at a better price per pound.

Sustainable Produce Container sizes (click on name or photo to order that size)

HALF PINT

Size: 4”L x 4.125”W x 1.5”H
- Design: quick autobottom in natural brown, machine formable version planned for 2021
- Mushrooms: small button, holds about 3-4 oz depending on density

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TRADITIONAL SQUARE PINT

Size: 4.375”L x 4.125”W x 2.25”H
- Design: reversible natural brown or white, hand or machine formable
- Mushrooms: buttons, shitake, holds about 4-6 oz depending on density

LOW PROFILE PINT

- Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 1.5”H
- Design: natural brown inside and out, machine formable design planned 2021
- Mushrooms: buttons, shitake, holds 5-6 oz depending on density

1 QUART

- Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 2.875”H
- Design: natural brown inside and out, machine formable design will replace this by end of 2020
- Mushrooms: blue, golden, pink, yellow, gray or king oyster, chestnut, lions mane, pioppini, reishi, shitake, maitake, hen of the woods; holds about 7-9 oz, depending on density

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1.5 "TALL" QUART  

- Size: 6.375”L x 7.25”W x 4.5”H
- Design: reversible natural brown/white, hand or machine formable 
- Mushrooms: blue, golden, pink, gray or yellow oyster, chestnut, lions mane, pioppini, reishi, shitake, maitake, hen of the woods; holds 10-14 oz, depending on density

 

2 QUART  

- Size: 6.375”L x 7.25”W x 2.875”H
- Design: reversible natural brown or white, hand or machine formable 
- Mushrooms: blue, golden, pink, gray, king or yellow oyster, chestnut, lions mane, pioppini, reishi, shitake, maitake, hen of the woods; holds 9-12 oz, depending on density

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3 QUART  

- Size: 6.375”L x 7.5”W x 4.4375”H
- Design: reversible natural brown or white, hand or machine formable 
- Mushrooms: blue, golden, pink, gray, king  or yellow oyster, chestnut, lions mane, pioppini, reishi, shitake, maitake, hen of the woods; holds 12-18 oz, depending on density

3 quart gourmet mushroom

Click on the size name you want to go to that order page or call Linda at 859-630-2694 for best shipping prices

***PLEASE NOTE: FOR SANITARY, STRUCTURAL & SUSTAINABLE REASONS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON ANY SUSTAINABLE PRODUCE CONTAINER PRODUCTS. ORDER A SAMPLE KIT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT SIZE.***

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