When you think of the farming industry, you may not immediately associate it with packaging, right?
I’ll be honest, I thought so too… but I was wrong. There are endless options for packaging when you consider the industry on a consumer level. After researching and studying these businesses thoroughly, LeKAC was actually able to create new featured products with the help of various companies across the country.
Our main driving force for entering this industry was the sheer amount of single-use plastic existing in it. At most pick-your-own farms, there is an abundance of single-use plastic in the form of baskets, handles and bags.
It’s more important than ever to make the switch to something more sustainable, especially with the single-use plastic ban approaching. Although we don’t have all of the details on what the ban will entail, we know it will somewhat mirror the EU’s process. By 2021, we will have a comprehensive list of exactly which harmful plastic products will be restricted, but businesses should start making the switch already.
More and more consumers are becoming eco-conscious, and a shocking 8 of every 10 customers are actively interested in knowing whether or not a product is eco-friendly, packaging included. Consumers are eager to make a contribution towards change, and farm owners should take a step in the right direction. So, what’s our solution for the farming industry? Read on to find out!
Our Product Solution
Our LeKAC team was able to come up with various packaging products that are 100% recyclable and/or reusable. Not only will you be able to do your part to reduce your plastic usage, but you’ll also be able to broaden your reach and create more awareness for your company and brand. With custom packaging, you’re guaranteed unique items perfect for your produce and longer lasting publicity.
Our PP non-woven bags are durable and can withstand heavy loads. There are many customisation options for this product, including transparent siding and drawstring closures!
Their non-woven material is eco-friendly and can go through many uses before exhibiting any wear and tear. Best of all, customers are likely to reuse this bag in their daily lives, as well as the next time they visit the farm – which will ultimately reduce the farm’s packaging costs!
KRAFT PAPER BAGS
Paper bags are another top option, especially if you want to go for that rustic and natural look. There are many benefits of using this packaging product, such as the low production cost, strength of paper used, and the surplus of printing options available.
Need some inspiration? Check out this blog post we wrote where we went in-depth on everything related to paper bags!
Corrugated Jar Box
When we were conducting our research, we noticed that a lot of farms also produced their own jams, honey, and other products that needed to be packaged in glass jars.
Besides being delicious, these products were also delicate and need extra protection. So our solution was easy: corrugated jar boxes with windows to easily display products without compromising safety.
There is also a great promotional opportunity when using jar boxes, which is why we offer these ones in a variety of sizes. For example, offer a discount for consumers that purchase a 4-jar box! Your customers will love it and will be put at ease about their jars breaking in transit.
Corrugated Fruit Basket
This was our biggest accomplishment for this industry. Our effort to replace the plastic fruit basket was very successful through the birth of our corrugated basket. 100% recyclable and water-resistant, this basket is brand new to the Canadian farming market.
Choose from one- to four-colour print on one of two background colours:
- white background – choose this option for a clean look
- brown background – get a rustic and natural feel with this option
To top it all off, we’ve developed two different types of handles for added comfort and flexibility. Create a completely unique basket for your business so that your customers get the most out of their experience!
Our produce boxes are similar to the previous product, in that they are water resistant and have the same colour options. These are best used for purchases of bulky produce such as apples, squash, eggplants and lettuce.
But Wait!…There’s More
You didn’t think that’s all we could offer the farming industry, did you? Our packaging line is extensive and here are 5 more examples that we think would be suitable:
- Hemp Rolling Bag – 100% natural with a fashionable look that’s both washable and durabl
- High Density Polyester Bag – strong and self- standing, look high end and are even water resistant!
- Kraft Woven Bag – strong with an industrial natural look and are water resistant
- Canvas Bag – 100% natural, strong and washable!
- Bamboo Bag – 100% natural and soft to the touch while maintaining its strength
How Do I Order?
We couldn’t have made it any easier! Firstly, take a look at our farming catalogue!
Once you’ve finished that, just gather the following information:
- What product(s) you are interested in with appropriate dimensions
- Determine the quantity for each product
- Make your colour selection
- Select any additional accessories
- Contact us!
If you’re unsure about any of the steps and you aren’t ready to make a final decision, that’s no problem! That’s what our product specialists are here for and would be delighted to help you bring your custom vision to life.
If you want to know about our customer experience, be sure to reach out to us so that we can connect you with our clients directly to answer your questions!