Four Hundred Carloads of Stokes Celery

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Title

Four Hundred Carloads of Stokes Celery

Alternative Title

Stokes Seed Farm Co.

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Celery industry

Description

A newspaper advertisement about the estimated amount of 400 carloads of celery that will be shipped out of Sanford in 1917 by Stokes Seed Company, which was also one of the first vendors to lease a stall at the first Sanford State Farmers' Market when it first opened in 1934. The celery consisted mostly of Golden Self-Blanching Celery, but also included New Easy Blanching Celery.

The origins of Sanford's connection to celery farming began on December 26, 1894, when a freeze damaged the area's citrus groves. The city began to recover during a warm and wet January which promoted new shoots, but a second freeze hit on February 7, 1895, practically wiping them out. The 24-degree temperature was the coldest known in Florida to that point. The freeze was so intense that the sap froze inside the trunks, many of which split open, sounding like gunshots, and crashed to the ground. The population quickly dropped from 5000 to 2000 as the groves were abandoned. I. H. Terwilliger stayed after the freezes and is believed to have planted the first celery grown in Sanford in 1896. J. N. Whitner and B. F. Whitner, Sr. planted three-fourts of an acre in 1897 with celery imported from Kalamazoo, Michigan. By 1898, celery became the crop synonymous to Sanford, also known as "Celery City."

Source

Original newspaper advertisement: Market Growers Journal: The Market Gardener's Trade Paper, Volume 20.

Publisher

Market Growers Journal, Inc.

Date Created

ca. 1905-03-31

Date Copyrighted

1905-03-31

Date Issued

1905-03-31

Is Format Of

Original newspaper advertisement: Market Growers Journal: The Market Gardener's Trade Paper, Volume 20.

Is Part Of

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

Is Referenced By

Market Growers Journal: The Market Gardener's Trade Paper, page 209.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

89.1 KB

Medium

1 newspaper advertisement

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Market Growers Journal: The Market Gardener's Trade Paper and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Market Growers Journal: The Market Gardener's Trade Paper. Louisville, Ky: Market Growers Journal Co, 1913.

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