N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) has developed a mobile, cost-efficient cooling unit for farmers. The “Pack ‘N Cool” is a refrigerated trailer designed to keep fruits and vegetables at ideal temperatures during transport to and from farmers markets or as they’re harvested in farm fields. The unit was developed to be a free training tool and model that farmers can use for building their own versions.
View the full news release “Pack ‘N Cool” Provides Farmers with Mobile Refrigeration Solution | Plants For Human Health Institute- as well as building instructions, step-by-step photos and a budget - on our website. A photo is attached as well ("Dr. Penelope Perkins-Veazie, postharvest physiologist with PHHI, coordinated development of the Pack 'N Cool.").