How many hours of work does it take to tend an apple orchard? Or a vineyard? Or really any other crop? After all that work, how exciting is it thinking about building a produce stand too?
If you build a stand from scratch, there is a lot to think about.
Buying the wood. Cutting the wood (after measuring twice, of course). Framing it up. Making sure it’s sturdy enough to hold up for a season or two. Some paint. A roof because, come on, no one likes a drippy fruit stand.
It’s just one more set of headaches if you’ve ever thought of selling the produce you grow. Who needs more headaches, especially when it’s so simple to sell your produce?? There’s literally no need to waste time building a complex structure.
There is a way, way easier way to do it. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Do you want to know the secret?
Drop a shipping container on your property and the deed is 90% done.
Shipping containers are easy to convert. Period.
This is why they are one of the most effective, efficient and sturdy way to make a produce stand.
Add a couple doors and that shipping container turns into a really cool roadside fruit stand. Build a few shelves, toss some tables in there for good measure and you’re done.
You’ve got a rainbow of colorful produce on display, happy people are coming in buying up all that fresh fruit and produce, and you’ve barely broken a sweat.
Not convinced yet?
Since you spent exactly zero time building your produce stand, you can spend a little time painting your shipping container to match the unique style of your farm. Paint it yourself or get a local artist to put a mural on that thing. You just skipped all the construction and went straight to the fun part of making it look cool and attracting the people who want what you got coming up out of the ground.
There is nothing better than fresh watermelon that gives that ripe sound when thumped. Slice up some samples for your visitors and you will have some happy customers that can taste the goodness you know how to grow and sell.
Produce stands encourage community.
A produce stand lets you meet your customers and gain repeat customers. They start to get to know you and they keep coming back. Having a stand will let them know that you are serious about selling your produce. They know where to go when they want some fabulous produce.
If the summer sun is getting too hot, if you need shade, bolt on an awning. Done. Now those grapes or strawberries (or YOU) won’t be sitting in the sun all day. Not that anyone in their right mind would let all that fruit sit out for long without buying it up and giving it a good home in a happy belly.
Don’t let the rain stop you.
Worried about the rain? Our shipping containers are high quality, so you don’t have to worry about leaks. No drippy produce stand.
Don’t like where your shipping container produce stand is? Also not a problem.
Unlike a wood produce stand, with a shipping container, you just move the thing. No tearing down and rebuilding. Pick that thing up and put it down somewhere else. Don’t worry. It won’t break. That is the beauty of choosing a shipping container.
Shipping containers are sturdy.
It can also rest permanently in the spot you choose. Nothing beats the sturdiness of a quality shipping container. It will last for years to come.
When you are thinking about a produce stand, shipping containers just make sense. Our high-quality shipping containers are easy to convert, they can be moved easily or built to stay permanently. It really makes sense when you are looking for a place to sell your extra produce to use a shipping container.
It is simple.
Seriously. It’s that simple. All it takes is a phone call. Give us a call today at (805) 206-6963.