Farming Success Came Hard for Andrew Duda and Family

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Title

Farming Success Came Hard for Andrew Duda and Family

Alternative Title

Farming Success Came Hard for Andrew Duda

Subject

Oviedo (Fla.)
Farming--Florida
Agriculture--Florida
Celery
Citrus--Florida

Description

The Oviedo Heritage, a supplement for The Oviedo Outlook, published on June 30, 1977. This article describes the history of Andrew Duda, Sr., a celery and citrus farmer and early pioneer in Slavia, an unincorporated community southwest of Oviedo, Florida. Duda 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 newspaper article: "Farming Success Came Hard for Andrew Duda and Family." The Oviedo Heritage, June 30, 1977: Oviedo Historical Society, Oviedo, Florida.

Publisher

The Oviedo Outlook

Date Created

ca. 1977-06-30

Date Copyrighted

1977-06-30

Date Issued

1977-06-30

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: "Farming Success Came Hard for Andrew Duda and Family." The Oviedo Heritage, June 30, 1977.

Is Part Of

"The Oviedo Heritage '77, June 30, 1977." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/5702.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
Oviedo Historical Society Collection, Oviedo Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

638 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

A. Duda and Sons Celery Farm, Slavia, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by The Oviedo Outlook.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Oviedo Outlook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Barnett, Cynthia. "The Duda Way: A. Duda & Sons Co.." Florida Trend, September 2006. http://www.floridafarmers.org/news/articles/TheDudaWay.htm.
"History." Duda Farm Fresh Foods. http://www.dudafresh.com/about/history.php.

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