Seabrook Farms

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The last thing Charles F. Seabrook wanted to be was a farmer, yet with keen insight and a driving determination, he cultivated his father's small farm in Upper Deerfield into the largest vegetable farmand frozen vegetable processing operation in the world. Best known for its system of quick-freezing and packaging fresh vegetables, the Seabrook Farms Company was an innovator in farming technique and processing. But its fascinating past is as much a story about people as produce. At its peak, Seabrook employed 5,000 workers from 25 countries, speaking 30 different languages. Among the most predominant of these employees were the Japanese Americans, whowere released from U.S. internment camps beginning in 1944 during World War II.
ISBN: 9780738550329
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Cheryl L. Baisden, a former newspaper reporter and editor, has authored numerous magazine and newspaper articles on New Jersey's history, environment, and personalities. The author of South Jersey Farming and Camden, Baisden was drawn to explore the history of the Seabrook Farms Company while researching farming in the area.
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