Bought a cedar fence board, cut it up a little bit, screwed it together, and stapled on a little hardware cloth.
Total time to make = 20 minutes.
What is a garden hod? Basically just something you can use to tote the harvest from the garden to the house, with a quick stop off at the hose to rinse off any dirt or critters on the way. Since it's cedar and galvanized, the water shouldn't be much of a problem.
Can't remember the price on the wood, but I think it was 2 or 3 bucks for the board. Already have a bunch of hardware cloth around, so that's the most expensive part.