California Vegetables, c. 1930s August 26 2009

New in our gallery and store: "Pinto California Vegetables. Finest Quality. Produce of U.S.A. Growers, Packers & Shippers. Monterey Bay Pkg. Co. Castroville, Calif." Circa 1930s. From the 1900s to 1950s fruit crate labels were used to market and differentiate fruit packer brands at farmer markets where people purchased most of their produce.