Cardboard Shipping Containers

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

In the early part of the 20th Century, Antle started using cardboard packing hear lettuce rather than the bulky, heavy wooden crates. This had many advantages

  • Labor was reduced. Growers no longer had to hire people to make wooden crates. 
  • Shipping weights were reduced. 
  • Costs were reduced. Growers were able to eliminate material costs associated with wooden crates and shipping costs. 
  • More produce could be shipped in the same space 
  • Field pack? 
  • Vacuum cooling

Books and References

Anderson, Burton. America’s Salad Bowl: An Agricultural History of the Salinas Valley. Monterey County Historical Society. 2000.