Feasibility of a cooperative operated cantaloupe packing shed in Pineview, Georgia
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The economic feasibility of cantaloupe packing shed in the Pineview, Georgia area is dependent on a host of factors, including wholesale demands on packaged fruit, quantity of cantaloupes and type of packaging. Supply of a consistent quantity and quality affects the feasibility of operating cantaloupe packing shed. This report will review the material needed to operate a packing shed and calculate the breakeven number of cantaloupes needed to make the packing shed sustainable. This report examines all the relevant economic issues surrounding the likely success of cantaloupe packing shed in the Pineview, Georgia area as well as the potential economic return to the community. The report begins by examining post harvest handling of cantaloupes and what the market desires in terms of packaged cantaloupes.