Who’d ever think that celery would be transported in a wood crate? Well, here’s proof that it DID happen in the 1940s-50s! This is the label end from a crate of ‘Garin-tee Quality California Celery’! It was grown in USA, individually washed and pre-cooled by the H.P.Garin Company, growers, shippers and car lot distributors of fruits and vegetables in Salinas California.
The solid wood crate end measures about 16 inches long, 9-5/8 inches wide and about 5/8 inches thick. The label is marked as a registered ‘U.S. Patent and Canada’ and has a few edge tears, but retains the bright red/white/blue colors. The wood has a bit of soil, but can easily be cleaned and varnished to prolong its life and beauty. This one’s unusual – don’t miss it for your collection!