Sanford Farmers Market is Third Largest in State: Annual Business is Around $700,000 in Florida Products
Sanford Farmers Market is Third Largest in State
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 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. Sanford Chamber of Commerce president Harry M. 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 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.
Original newspaper article: "Sanford Farmers Market is Third Largest in State: Annual Business is Around $700,000 in Florida Products." The Sanford Herald, October 27, 1941, page 2.
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The Sanford Herald, October 27, 1941.
State Farmers' Market Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.
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Sanford State Farmers' Market, Sanford, Florida
Originally published by The Sanford Herald.
Florida. Florida State Farmers Markets:...Annual Report. Jacksonville, Fla: Board, 1945-, 1945.
Lewis, L. H. Florida State Farmers' Markets. Tallahassee, Fla: State of Florida Dept. of Agriculture, 1955. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00015016.
Sheffield, Glenn. "Sanford State Farmers' Market." The Historical Marker Database. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=52232.
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