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Wisconsin State Horticultural Society / Annual report of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society for the year 1910
Volume XL, Part II (1910)

Report of the Eau Claire Fruit Growers' Association,   p. 225 PDF (189.5 KB)


Page 225


WINTER MEETING.
going practical fruit growers whose united efforts must resul
in winning for Wisconsin three jewels of inestimable value to
humanity.
Wisconsin First in apples!
Wisconsin First in cherries!
Wisconsin First in the luscious strawberry!
November 15, 1909..
REPORT OF THE EAU CLAIRE FRUIT GROWERS' AS-
SOCIATION.
The Eau Claire Fruit Growers' Ass'n. was organized in 1902
and has held monthly meetings from that date. The year
1909 has been the most successful year we have had although
we had a short crop.
As an asscciation we are working together and improving our
ways of marketing our fruit, improving our Laws and By-laws
and 1910 finds us in a flourishing condition with money in the
Treasury and a good feeling among our members.
We have 102 members in good standing. We marketed about
15,000 cases of strawberries in 1909, and there was about the
same amount shipped by private growers.
Duluth is our market and we have ideal shipping facilities.
The car is closed at 5 o'clock and the retail trade, in Duluth,
can have them at 7 o'clock next morning as fresh as if they had
picked them out of their own garden.
The association at present handles strawberries only but we
expect to handle raspberries and blackberries the coming season.
Eau Claire County is coming to the front in raising small
fruits and the acreage is increasing fast. We are also produc-
ing lots of apples and plums and new orchards are being set out
and old ones enlarged and we are advancing slow but sure.
The straw berry crop for 1910 looked most promising when
they were mulched in the fall and most all growers had a nice
stand of plants in spite of our dry summer.
15-H. S.
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