Beginning in 2011, Cotton Hills Farm has produced wooden, 1/2 bushel peach baskets each winter. Though we generally call them peach baskets, they work great for fresh squash, tomatoes, muscadines, apples, and other crops as well. It's a fact that premium produce sells for a premium price in 1/2 bushel baskets.
We make the baskets one at a time in our wholesale building. The baskets are made from the very best poplar wood available. Each board is sliced into 200 to 300 strips with a special machine. These strips are woven into mats that are pressed around a form into the shape of a basket. After stapling bands and inserting handles, they are put through a dryer. They are then bundled and stored in preparation for the coming season.
Our baskets are available for purchase in wholesale quantities (from 50 baskets to a full tractor trailer load). Please contact us at (803) 444-0300 for more information. Delivery is available.