FACTS: Seminole Florida: The Celery County

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Title

FACTS: Seminole Florida: The Celery County

Alternative Title

Seminole Florida: The Celery County

Subject

Seminole County (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Agricultural clubs
Celery
Celery industry
Farming
Farmers--Southern States

Description

A pamphlet produced by the Seminole Agricultural Club and the Oviedo Agricultural Club about the Better Farming Show, which was planned to "promote greater agricultural efficiency in Seminole County." The pamphlet outlines the challenges facing farmers during the Great Depression under four headings: financial, production, transportation, and marketing. Following Stock Market Crash of 1929, the amount of money that farmers could borrow from banks was limited and the majority of growers were forced to give crop liens to banks, co-operatives, and marketing organizations in order to supplement their finances. The pamphlet also states that, despite advances in technique, the cost of producing celery is almost equal to the profit. According to the pamphlet, the increase in freight rates for transportation for celery, despite the decrease in rates for the citrus industry, has also contributed to the problems faced by growers in Seminole County during this time period. Finally, the pamphlet cites the unstable consumer demands for celery size that makes it difficult for farmers to market according to consumer expectations. The pamphlet closes by describing the objectives of the Seminole Agricultural Club and the Oviedo Agricultural Club: to "further the best interests of the [celery] industry and expend every effort to solve the problems of finance, production, transportation and marketing" for the benefit of all citizens of Seminole County, Florida.

Source

Photocopy of original pamphlet: FACTS: Seminole Florida: The Celery County. (Seminole County, FL: Seminole Agricultural Club and Oviedo Agricultural Club): Celery Collection, Agricultural Collection, Museum of Seminole County History.

Publisher

Seminole Agricultural Club
Oviedo Agricultural Club

Date Created

ca. 1929-1939

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied pamphlet: FACTS: Seminole Florida: The Celery County. (Seminole County, FL: Seminole Agricultural Club and Oviedo Agricultural Club).

Is Part Of

Celery Collection, Agricultural Collection, Museum of Seminole County History.
Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

867 KB

Medium

1 pamphlet

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Seminole County, Florida
Oviedo, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level


Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the Seminole Agricultural Club and the Oviedo Agricultural Club.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Museum of Seminole County History and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Carlson, Charlie. When Celery Was King. Sanford, Fla: Sanford Historical Society, 2000.
Bindas, Kenneth J. Remembering the Great Depression in the Rural South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.

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Text


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1 pamphlet

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