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A list of retailers of packing supplies for wholesale such as boxes, crates, and containers, as well as growing supplies like soil, vegetable trays, pots, etc. We spoke to several farmers in the Valley to get their input on their suppliers, including the types of products these farmers tended to source and comments about the business.
Packing, Harvest, Shipping Supplies
Andler Packaging Group, Springfield, MA
Poly bags, boxes, plastic packaging, etc.
Associated Bag, New Kingstown, PA
Some say they have the most affordable mesh bags for onions and other items. Also have tape, boxes, etc.
Ziplock bags, and many other types of poly bags, etc.
Brookdale Fruit Farm, Hollis, NH
Offer bushel baskets and crates along with other drip irrigation and growing supplies
Globe Bag, Woburn, MA
Bags for market stand, including corn/potato/onion packing, and woven polypropylene bags for bulk root storage.
Griffin Greenhouse & Nursery Supplies, Tewksbury, MA
Plant containers. They purchased Milikowski.
Harvest Farm of Whately, Whately, MA
Plastic trays, growing supplies, soil, elastics, etc.
MDI (Minnesota Diversified Industries) Plastics, MN
Among other corrugated plastic products, they produce reusable plastic shipping boxes with optional logo and lid.
NOFA MASS Bulk Order, Barre, MA
A collective buying program that includes packing supplies like berry boxes and rubber bands, and a wide range of other supplies targeting organic growers. The order is open every year during the month of January.
Nolt’s Produce Supplies, Hershey, PA
Offer all kinds of implements, greenhouse supplies, and harvest/pack materials. Many farmers have mentioned they have the lowest prices to be found.
Orbis, Oconomowoc, WI
Offer plastic tomato shipping trays and other hard plastic containers and harvest/shipping totes.
PCA (Packaging Corp. of America), Westfield, MA
Waxed boxes, cardboard tomato boxes, cardboard shipping trays, pint/quart containers, etc. Sold in large quantities by the case and by the pallet.
Putnam Plastics, West Carrollton, OH
Sells a variety of plastic products. Their perforated BL-3 liner is for 1/2 bushel and can fit 5# of salad mix.
Skip’s Marine, Inc., New Bedford, MA
Assorted wax boxes, insulated packaging, etc. intended for fish, but usable for other products as well. Plastic fish totes are used by some produce farms as harvest totes (dragged by a rope between rows).
Uline, Breinigsville, PA
Wax boxes, plastic bags, pails, plastic bins.
Other Miscellaneous Growing Supplies
B.W. Macknair & Son, Lewistown, PA
(717) 543 -5136
Horse and tractor drawn used and parts.
Charles Harris Co.
Outdoor work gear and a wide range of other supplies.
Growers Supply, Dyersville, IA
Greenhouse supplies and a wide range of other supplies (a division of FarmTek).
FarmTek, Dyersville, IA
Greenhouse supplies and a wide range of other supplies.
Fertrell, Bainbridge, PA
Organic and natural soil care products, fertilizers, and animal supplements.
I & J Manufacturing, Gap, PA
Horse and tractor drawn equipment.
Tractor manual reprints.
Kennco Mfg, Ruskin, FL
Ledgewood Farm Greenhouse Frames, Moultonborough, NH
Market Farm Implement, Friedens, PA
Wash line equipment and other farm equipment.
Northern Safety Co.
Distributor of personal protective equipment and safety equipment.
Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Grass Valley, CA
Pioneer Equipment Inc., Dalton, OH
Rain-Flo Irrigation, East Earl, PA
Irrigation, row cover, and equipment for planting with drip tape.
Roeters Farm Equipment, Grant, MI
Used and new farm equipment
Waldo and Associates, Perrysburg, OH
This publication was supported by the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Agriculture through grant 12-25-B-1676. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.