Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection

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Produce for Sale at the First State Farmer's Market
Produce for sale at the grand opening of the Sanford State Farmers' Market on December 18, 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to…

Dedication of the First State Farmers' Wholesale Market
The dedication of the Sanford State Farmers' Market on December 18, 1934. H. M. Papworth and Commissioner of Agriculture Nathan Mayo are standing at the podum and L. M. Rhodes is seated third from the right side of the flag.

The Sanford State…

State Farmer's Market Destroyed by Fire
The Sanford State Farmers' Market after being destroyed by fire in 1957. The Sanford State Farmers' Market was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The idea for the…

Aerial View of State Farmers' Market
Aerial view of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1936. The Farmers' Market was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The idea for the Sanford State Farmers' Market…

City Donates 20-Acre Tract for Market
Newspaper article in the Sanford Herald on the City of Sanford's donation of land to the State Marketing Board to construct the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The tract of land was in a desirable location due to its proximity to both east and…

Letter from Cecil A. Tucker II to George Percy (May 15, 1991)
Letter from Cecil A. Tucker II, president of the Seminole County Historical Society, to George Percy, director of the Division of Historical Services, in support of the restoration and preservation of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1991.The…

Dorner Urges Merchants to Help Agriculture Club Put Over Plan to Build Market
Newspaper article in The Sanford Herald on F. F. Dorner's, the president of the Seminole Agriculture Club, urging towards merchants and businessmen to support Federal Emergency Relief Administration's (FERA) plan to build the Sanford State Farmers'…

Explosions Rock City: Flames  Visible 6 Miles Away
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the fire that burned down the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1957. Hundreds of gallons of water were used to put the fire out and damages were estimated at $2.5 million.The Sanford State Farmers'…

Farmers' Market Aide Retires
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the retirement of Edith Dutton in 1968, secretary to the manager of the Sanford State Farmers' Market, after 28 years of service.The Sanford State Farmers' Market, at 1300 South French Avenue, was…

Farmers' Market Bids Open Today
Newspaper article on three construction companies' contract bids to rebuild the Sanford State Farmers' Market after it was destroyed by fire in 1957. Bids ranged from approximately $209,000 to $214,000.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, at 1300…

Farmers Market is 'Big Business'
Newspaper article, written for the The Sanford Herald in 1969, on the history and business of the Sanford State Farmers' Market.

Located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would…

Farmers' Market Officially Opens for Transactions: Growers Invited To Use Building Free Until About Jan. 15
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the opening of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. Commissioner Mayo opened the building for free use by growers until January 15, 1935. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South…

Farmers Market to Be Immediately Rebuilt; Cabinet Meets Today
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on plans to rebuild the Sanford State Farmers' Market after it was burned down in a fire in 1957. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to…

FERA Will Furnish Labor, Materials to Build Market Here: Immediate Construction of $75,000 Plant Authorized at Meeting Today
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald detailing the Federal Emergency Relief Administration's plans to begin construction of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue,…

Sanford State Farmers' Market Retail Facility
The Sanford State Farmers' Market retail facility in 2011. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to…

Market to Be Ready for Use This Fall: Better Facility to Be Built
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on plans to rebuild the Sanford State Farmers' Market after it was burned down in a fire in 1957.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to…

Sanford State Farmers' Market Mezzanine Office/Storage Floorplan
floorplan of the mezzanine office/storage for the Sanford State Farmers' Market drawn in the 1990s.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers…

Nearly 50 of 108 Stalls at Farmers' Market Already Have Been Rented
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the leasing of nearly half of the stall at the Sanford State Farmers' Market within days of opening. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order…

Notables to Be Here for Dedication: Public Urged to Join High State Officers in Ceremonies Set for 2:30 Tomorrow
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the planned dedication of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in…

Papworth Again Named to Head Market's Board: Two are Re-Elected to Advisory Body, Lehman Reports
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on Harry M. Papworth's re-election to the Sanford State Farmers' Market Advisory Board in 1939. Papworth was a major figure in the success of the farmers market. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located…

Papworth Tenders C of C Resignation from Market Body
Newspaper rticle on the resignation of Harry M. Papworth in 1936, the Seminole Chamber of Commerce representative on the Controlling Committee of the State Market. Papworth was a major figure in the success of the farmers' market. The Sanford State…

Celery Capital
Newspaper article in the Florida Grower on the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1940. The article also discusses other features of Central Florida.The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to…

Sanford Farmers Market is Third Largest in State: Annual Business is Around $700,000 in Florida Products
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the Sanford State Farmers Market, which is the oldest of its kind in the state of Florida and was the third largest in 1941. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was…

Sanford State Farmers' Market, 1934
Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The idea for…

Aerial View of Sanford State Farmers' Market After 1957 Fire
Aerial view of the Sanford State Farmers' Market after being destroyed by a fire in April of 1957.

The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers…

Sanford State Farmer's Market: Building Unit 5 Floorplan
Floorplan for Building Unit 5 of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in the 1990s. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their…

Sanford State Farmer's Market Building Unit 5
Drawing of the floorplan of Building Unit 5 of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in the 1990s. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would…

Sanford State Farmers' Market Restaurant
The Sanford State Farmers' Market restaurant in 2011. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers.…

Sanford State Farmer's Market
The Sanford State Farmers' Market in the 1930s. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The…

The Farmers' Market
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the fitting ceremonies of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in…

The New Market
Newspaper article in the The Sanford Herald on the planned construction of the Sanford State Farmers' Market in 1934. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location…

The State Farmers Market
History of the Sanford State Farmers' Market, as written by local resident Mary Leffler Long in the 1950s. The Sanford State Farmers' Market, located at 1300 South French Avenue, was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which…

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Title

Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection

Alternative Title

Sanford Farmers' Market Collection

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Farmers' markets--Florida
Agriculture--Florida
Farming

Description

The Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection contains images of the market's history and its significance to local and state agriculture. The Sanford State Farmers' Market was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The idea for the Sanford State Farmers' Market was devised by Fred Dorner and Gus Schmach, both members of the Seminole Agricultural Club. The Sanford Chamber of Commerce president Harry Papworth also contributed to the development of the market. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) authorized construction plans on June 11, 1934. On June 20, 1934, the City of Sanford donated a portion of the Alex V. French properties to the Florida State Marketing Board, which selected the northwest corner of French Avenue and Thirteenth Street. The board approved the installation of telegraph and telephone equipment, as well as a three-pump filling station.

The Sanford State Farmer's Market opened on December 18, 1934. By 1939, the Farmers' Market was bringing a total volume of business of $627,065.81. In 1941, business volume reached over $700,000. On April 4, 1957, a fire destroyed the building and caused damages estimated at $2.5 million. Reconstruction began almost immediately and the Farmers' Market was expected to re-open by the fall of 1957. In 1991, plans were created to restore, preserve, and convert the citrus packing house into a museum.

Is Part Of

Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Cenral Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Sanford State Farmers' Market, Sanford, Florida

Curator

Marra, Katherine
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sheffield, Glenn. "Sanford State Farmers' Market." The Historical Marker Database. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=52232.
Lewis, L. H. Florida State Farmers' Markets. Tallahassee, Florida: State of Florida Department of Agriculture, 1955. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00015016.
Florida. Florida State Farmers Markets:...Annual Report. Jacksonville, Fla: Board, 1945-, 1945.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Sanford: a Brief History." City of Sanford Florida. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=48.

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