[Market-farming] Asparagus containers

Beth Spaugh lists at rhomestead.com
Fri Apr 10 16:11:56 EDT 2015

I've never had any flavor or smells from 1 ml food grade plastic bags.  
I buy the vented lettuce bags - they have ~1/4 inch holes in them for 
drainage and aeration, but keep veggies very fresh.  I do know what he 
means about reusable plastic water bottles, and the non-clear disposable 

On 4/10/2015 2:07 PM, GarlicGrower wrote:
> Hi, Folks!
> Based on everyone’s advice, my scale is ordered (and shipped!) and I’m 
> going to the Kutztown Produce Auction at their next Nursery Plant Sale 
> (might as well spend money on fun plants as well as get bags and 
> boxes! ;-D)  Thanks so much!
> The husband is worried about using the “right sort” of plastic 
> containers to harvest asparagus, store it for the farmer's market and 
> then display it at the farmer’s market and wonders if you folks have 
> some advice.
> He’s worried because as a long-distance runner, he’s become very picky 
> about his water bottles because he can't stand the "plastic" taste 
> that the water often gets after sitting in certain bottles. Since 
> asparagus isstored and displayed in a plastic container that has water 
> in the bottom to keep the asparagus hydrated, he's concerned that if 
> we use the wrong type of plastic container, the water and then the 
> asparagus will taste awful.
> What are your experiences with storing/displaying asparagus? Is his 
> concern justified? What type of containers do you use for the steps of 
> harvesting, storing in the frig/cooler, hauling to the farmer's market 
> and displaying for sale?
> Thanks for everyone's help!
> (I really want this asparagus to go well and just haven’t done it on 
> this scale before.  If anyone has garlic questions, I completely 
> understand that crop and can be helpful in return! J)
> Dorene
> Dorene Pasekoff
> Hill Creek Farm
> 75 Creamery Road
> Pottstown, PA 19465
> 610-506-3372
> http://www.hillcreekfarmpa.com/
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Beth Spaugh
Rehoboth Homestead, Peru NY
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Wendell Berry

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Moore Lappe

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