for People & Planet

Journeying Toward Responsible Packaging

Every day we hear about the importance of choosing products in earth-friendly packaging. We know that’s the right thing to do for the planet, and we want to do our part.

So, what’s the hold-up? Is it really that hard to make all our packaging eco-friendly? Unfortunately, it is. It really is.

Little Gourmet Organic Onions
Transition Challenges

With no clear eco-standards in the U.S.A, and a lack of raw sustainable materials world-wide, companies that package food products, like Peri & Sons Farms, are finding it very challenging to quickly transition to earth-friendly, non-plastic packaging, even though we want to.

Please know we’re doing everything we can to get there, but it’s going to take a little time.

Decades of plastic-based packaging yield economies of scale that currently do not exist for new earth-friendly materials. New packaging materials are currently far more expensive to produce which necessitates higher prices all the way down to the consumer. We believe it’s a price worth paying, and we hope that our customers and consumers think so too.

Together we can make a change for the better.

“Hi there! Just wanted to send a quick note to say that I recently bought your organic onions and I LOVE the fully compostable packaging! The onions are also so beautiful. Thank you for your commitment to eco friendly packaging!!-- Madeline G.

Sustainablity Mission Statement


We are diligently working to maximize resource productivity and sustainability. By utilizing the best available technology, advanced engineering and improved production methods, fewer resources are required to produce our products.

“Hello from Michigan. I love your onions. I usually purchase them at my local Fresh Thyme market. I was thrilled to buy some this morning in a compostable and biodegradable package. Thank you for your stewardship of our environment and commitment to sustainability. Best regards from a tree hugger in the Midwest.-- Mary L.

We’re Headed in a Good Direction

Recently, through a series of little process improvements, every minute we are producing our consumer onion packs we’re saving 36 sq. feet of material. That’s over 33,000 sq. feet per day of waste that won’t go into a landfill.
PSF White Onion Packs
Our line of Gourmet Shallots, Cipollinis and Garlic packages are now 100% plastic-free! These beautiful packs are biodegradable and/or single-stream recyclable which is important for consumers who are concerned about plastic packaging and are seeking better earth-friendly options.
PSF Little Gourmet Onions
Organic onions in an Earthbag! This unique bag, with paper/bamboo mesh, is biodegradable and compostable. Our new eco-friendly bag’s functional, light-weight design enhances freshness, shelf-life, and safety, all while reducing the impact on the planet.
PSF Earthbags
We’re exploring new all-paper options and eco-friendly material options such as Bio-Able™ Solutions by Sev-Rend. With Bio-Able materials the plastic degrades to a molecular weight that can be consumed by microorganisms leaving behind no microplastics, in both marine and terrestrial environments.

Like you, we are working toward reducing our plastic footprint on the environment, so that people and our planet continue in good health.

“Just a note to say thank you for the food you are growing for us…Organic, Non GMO, Earth Friendly Packaging Packaging and safely grown, packed and shipped. I pray that farmers around the world can hang on to their precious land and continue to provide what you provide above. God bless. -Mary Kelly-- Mary K.

Peri & Sons farms
More than 50 percent of typical municipal garbage set
out at the curb is compostable