A packaging system for strawberries includes a box having a tray and two short sidewalls and two long sidewalls extending from the tray to form a cavity. The two short sidewalls have a plurality of slots that open up to the cavity. Containers are disposed within the cavity. Each container has a top lid, a base portion, and a hinged spine connecting the top lid to the base portion. The top lid and the base portion include a plurality of recessed vents, and the top lid and the base portion are configured to be removably attached to one another by a coupling mechanism, in which the top lid and the base portion form windows to allow air therethough while removably attached. The recessed vents of and the windows are configured to align with the slots in the two short sidewalls of the box to improve a precooling process of strawberries.