For years I sold honey out of plastic 1 lb. jars, plastic bears, or occasionally glass queenline jars. Most of my sales are from my roadside stand. Occasionally I'd do a sale in person and the customer would give me an odd look when I handed them the jar, and would make a comment along the lines of "Oh . . . I just expected some honey in a mason jar . . . "
So about a year and a half ago I just said screw it, bought some pint and quart mason jars and put them on the stand next to the pound and bear jars. They sell like crazy. For some reason people really prefer buying in a mason jar.
While my pound jars have labels (custom made), I haven't been doing anything to the mason jars other than putting a round sticker with the apiary name on the lid. I'm thinking its time to start adding a little bit more, like content information and weight, like I'm supposed to be doing I'm torn between using stickers on the side of the jars (labels) or using tags that are tied to the rim with hemp rope or string.
Has anyone used either, or have any suggestions or recommendations?