Posts Tagged ‘post-harvest technology’

N.C. State’s ‘Pack ‘N Cool’ provides farmers with mobile refrigeration solution

Picture of Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie and the Pack 'N Cool trailer.

N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has developed a new mobile cooling unit for farmers. The five-by-eight-feet refrigerated trailer – called the “Pack ‘N Cool” – is designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in farm fields.

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Winning N.C. State Fair apples

As tourists stop by roadside stands and farmers’ markets to pick up North Carolina apples this fall, many may find that those apples stay firm longer, thanks to N.C. State University-developed technology and the educational efforts of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

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