Sustainable Packaging for Live Microgreens!

LIVE MICROGREENS Because the Sustainable Produce Container is becoming such a popular package with live microgreens grown on substrates other than soil, we've got a whole page here so all the info is in one place! Click on the size's NAME to go to that order page or call Linda at 859-630-2694 for pricing and shipping on 5 cases or more. Please note: since live  microgreens will have moisture we recommend using the reversible version of any size listed because of the higher wet strength than the Kraft-only versions.

FEATURES

  • 100% recyclable
  • Biodegradable in a backyard compost pile
  • Containers are sturdy enough to stack 3-6 layers tall
  • Earth-themed vents for airflow
  • Secure hinged lid latch
  • Reversible versions hold up under temperature transitions with very high wet strength (same cardboard is used in beer bottle carriers)
  • Containers fit in most master trays or order our Master Tray that fits all SPCs
  • 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), brown side can be hand-stamped
  • Ships flat saving space
  • In high volumes, containers are the same price as plastic and eliminate need for sticky labels
  • Cut microgreens in sample boxes should be consumed immediately but live microgreens on grow pads can last a week to a week in boxes with no watering
  • Containers need to be hand-formed but we also have available a machine former for larger volume growers (small deposit, 5-year lease for high volumes)
  • Sizes do not hold exactly the 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.

CUT MICROGREENS? Are you wanting to use these boxes with all their beautiful vents to sell cut microgreens in? Ya can...but you should probably tell your customer to transfer them to their own airtight container when they get home if they aren't planning to eat them right away like some of our growers do. Vented microgreens oxidize quickly, losing their antioxidants and going limp within hours. For those selling to grocery stores, other growers put their microgreens in a very thin bag and then put them in the boxes. The bag keeps the greens fresh while the box provides protection and marketing opportunities.

One grower recommends a bag called Keep It Fresh Produce Bags. He cuts these bags into smaller sizes and heat seals them (he finds the compostable ones are too breathable) and his greens will last in a market up to 2 weeks. Alternatively, you could even use a very thin bag like the ones used as ICE BUCKET LINERS.  Though these bags are made out of plastic, they are very cost-effective and can be reused for some other noble purpose after the customer is done like pet poop disposal. We have samples of the ice bucket liner bags - please request a sample bag if you are interested when you place your order!

And! There's also the reusable option for cut microgreens! Our Eco-Takeout To-Go containers on our main Sun Sugar Farms website are dishwasher safe and can be used as part of a reusable container deposit program. For a small deposit fee your customers simply bring back the rinsed out "used" container and pick up their new order in a clean takeout one. Click here to see all the Eco-Takeout sizes we carry: Eco-Takeouts

8 SIZES! (Click on size name to go to that order page)

3 QUART

  • Size: 6.375”L x 7.5”W x 4.4375”H
  • Design: reversible natural brown or white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: peas, sunflowers, broccoli, radishes, kale, cabbage

2 QUART

  • Size: 6.375”L x 7.25”W x 2.875”H
  • Design: reversible natural brown or white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: shorter broccoli, radishes, cabbage

1.5 "TALL" QUART

  • Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 4.5”H
  • Design: reversible natural brown/white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: peas, sunflowers, broccoli, radishes, kale, cabbage

QUART

  • Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 2.875”H
  • Design: natural Kraft brown inside and out, or reversible, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: broccoli, radishes, kale, cabbage

1.5 "TALL" PINT

  • Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 2.375”H
  • Design: reversible Kraft natural brown or reversible brown/white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: peas, sunflowers, broccoli, radishes, kale, cabbage

LOW PROFILE PINT

  • Size: 6.375”L x 4”W x 1.5”H
  • Design: natural Kraft brown inside and out or reversible brown/white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: for cut samples

TRADITIONAL SQUARE PINT

  • Size: 4.375”L x 4.125”W x 2.25”H
  • Design: reversible Kraft natural brown or reversible brown/white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: shorter broccoli, radishes, cabbage

HALF PINT

  • Size: 4”L x 4.125”W x 1.5”H
  • Design: quick autobottom in natural brown, or reversible brown/white, hand or machine formable
  • Microgreens: for cut samples

Click on the size name you want to go to that order page or call Linda at 859-630-2694 for best shipping prices. Our sister marketing company Kodiak Video Productions can also help design your custom stamp for your packaging.

***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: SAMPLES***

Sustainable Produce Container:

Sustainable Produce Container Kliklok Design, Reversible Material:

To order a custom inkless stamp for brown side printing, click here: CUSTOM STAMP