Packing Label for Antonio Farms

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Title

Packing Label for Antonio Farms

Description

As Vincent Antonio explains, this packing label was required to mark the boxes of produce shipped to the consignment markets in San Francisco and Los Angeles. About 25 pounds of tomatos were put in each flat or wooden box. The family started farming in Oceano, California, then bought a farm in Arroyo Grande, California in 1951. They left the Oceano farm in 1954 after the farmland in Arroyo Grande was developed. The land, which was river bottom land and full of rocks, had to be leveled. In 1967, Vicente planted avocado trees. The year 1975 or 1976 would have been the last time Vicente would have used these packing labels, when his son Vincent returned to the area to teach social sciences and life science and coach at Arroyo Grande High School. After Vicente passed away in 1978, his wife Fermina tried to sharecrop. His son Vincent also tried sharecropping for a little while, but it was too much to balance the work and coaching at Arroyo Grande High School. Vincent continues to live there and since the 1980s grows produce for the farmer's markets in Arroyo Grande on Wednesdays and Saturdays. While Vincent grows produce, his son Peter does all the selling at the market.

Coverage

Arroyo Grande, California

Date

c. 1975 or 1976

Contributor

Vincent A. Antonio, Jr.

Format

Paper

Type

Document

Identifier

USA-CA-04222014-A0001-004

Files

Citation

“Packing Label for Antonio Farms ,” The Re/Collecting Project , accessed September 21, 2017, http://reco.calpoly.edu/items/show/1975.

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