A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm in Slavia

Dublin Core

Title

A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm in Slavia

Alternative Title

Duda Farm in Slavia

Subject

Slavia (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Celery industry
Farms--Florida
Farming

Description

The A. Duda and Sons farm in Slavia, Florida, in the 1970s. Andrew Duda, Sr. immigrated from Slovakia to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1909, later settling in Central Florida to try his hand at farming. Initially successful growing Irish potatoes, the market value of the crop could not cover shipping costs and the Duda family struggled financially to survive. Soon after they returned to Cleveland, where Duda and his sons worked in a factory to support the family. By 1926, the Duda family had saved enough money to return to Slavia. This time, their crops prospered and they formed A. Duda and Sons. The family owned company remains in existence today and is an international brand with locations across the globe.

Source

Original 4 x 6 inch color photograph: Private Collection of Ida Boston.

Date Created

ca. 1970-1979

Contributor

Boston, Ida

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of the original 4 x 6 inch color photograph.

Is Part Of

Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

202 KB

Medium

4 x 6 inch color photograph

Type

Still Image

Coverage

A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm, Slavia, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Ida Boston and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Dossie, Porsha

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Ida Boston

External Reference

Barnett, Cynthia. "THE DUDA WAY: Cultivating Generations." Florida Trend, September 2006. http://www.floridatrend.com/article/10678/cultivating-generations.
"History." Duda Farm Fresh Foods. http://www.dudafresh.com/about/history.php.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 x 6 inches

Locations

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