Some forms of modern farming rely on continual access to refrigerated facilities that help preserve the freshness of produce and minimise waste. However, large-scale chiller rooms can be expensive to set up and maintain, which puts them above the financial reach of some small farms and individual growers. That’s why refrigerated containers with built-in temperature controls are so useful to people that work within the farming sector, as they are highly effective for storage and affordable regardless of the farm size.
Refrigerated containers have many advantages, some include:
Instead of needing to settle for a standardised unit size, farmers can decide exactly how much space they require and rent a 10ft, 20ft or 40ft long container with temperature controls. In practice, this means farm owners can simply rent more units when their requirements change, helping them to keep expenses to a minimum and ensure there is always enough storage space for produce. In addition, the containers are easy to move around and can be supplied with loading ramps for easy access.
The most important thing about the container you choose should be its ability to provide complete protection for the goods stored inside. This requires the unit to be sealed from the outside world and weather resistant, while the internal temperature is maintained at a constant level. The best refrigerated containers maintain the temperature without much variation, even when deep freezing temperatures are required. Since refrigerated containers continue cooling even while they are towed by a vehicle, they are ideal for commercial farming enterprises.
The latest container models (10ft, 20ft or 40ft long) consume very little energy in comparison with traditional cold storage units, while they offer just as much security and convenience.
Local food producers work in a very competitive space and naturally aim to cut costs wherever they can. A cost effective solution to storage is to rent refrigerated containers to avoid the costs associated with owning and maintaining them.
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