Farmers' markets and stands

Farming cooperatives allowed growers to purchase equipment and supplies at lower cost as well as market their products more effectively. A Japanese grower could place his produce on consignment with a Japanese packer-shipper who would sell the produce to a Japanese fruit-stand operator. In areas where the Japanese were successful in agriculture, a burgeoning community of flower and produce vendors sprang up in the local marketplace. The farmers market in Seattle and other West Coast cities were heavily populated by Japanese Americans before World War II.

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Photograph of Manzanar farm produce on display in Lone Pine (ddr-csujad-47-63)
img Photograph of Manzanar farm produce on display in Lone Pine (ddr-csujad-47-63)
Photograph of Manzanar farm produce on display in Lone Pine. Local residents took notice of Manzanar's large farm fields and gardens. Displays of farm produce, such as this one at Chalfant Press in Lone Pine, helped dispel local hostility toward the camp. Farm output for 1943 was 1,666 tons of vegetables, fruit and grain, with nearly …
Photograph of fruit at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two people in the background (ddr-csujad-47-64)
img Photograph of fruit at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two people in the background (ddr-csujad-47-64)
Photograph of farm produce at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two people standing in the background. The produce appears to be potatoes and eggplant with corn stalks used as decorations on the posts supporting the open air structure. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0099
Photograph of farm products arranged in the corner of a building for the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-67)
img Photograph of farm products arranged in the corner of a building for the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-67)
Photograph of farm products arranged in the corner of a building for the Manzanar farm exhibit. A map of North America is hanging on the wall. The produce includes various squash, melons and cucumbers. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0102
[Farmers' stand] (ddr-csujad-5-310)
img [Farmers' stand] (ddr-csujad-5-310)
Photographed are two Japanese farmers holding boxes of tomatoes at farmers stand. A photograph from "Dorothy Ai Aoki photo album" (csudh_oki_0300), page 2. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_08_002_003
Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
doc Masao Okamura (ddr-csujad-8-57)
Oral history interview with Masao Okamura. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Okamura, Masao
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
doc Kenji Tashiro (ddr-csujad-8-74)
Oral history interview with Kenji Tashiro. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Tashiro, Kenji
Mamoru Kuramoto (ddr-csujad-8-33)
doc Mamoru Kuramoto (ddr-csujad-8-33)
Oral history interview with Mamoru Kuramoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Kuramoto, Mamoru
Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
doc Fred Hirasuna (ddr-csujad-8-88)
Oral history interview with Fred Hirasuna. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Hirasuna, Fred
Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
doc Shig Domoto (ddr-csujad-8-9)
Oral history interview with Shig Domoto. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Domoto, Shig
Photograph of people walking through the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-68)
img Photograph of people walking through the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-68)
Photograph of people walking through the Manzanar farm exhibit. Stacks of produce are arranged on picnic benches with herbs hanging from the rafters of the shade structure. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0103
Photograph of vegetables at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two women in the background (ddr-csujad-47-65)
img Photograph of vegetables at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two women in the background (ddr-csujad-47-65)
Photograph of vegetables at the Manzanar farm exhibit with two women in the background. The produce appears to be bean pods. Behind the stand several people can be seen, and the faint outline of the entrance sign. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0100
Manzanar farm exhibit, 1943, near Pleasure Park (ddr-csujad-47-62)
img Manzanar farm exhibit, 1943, near Pleasure Park (ddr-csujad-47-62)
Photograph of the concession stands, musical entertainment, and exhibits at the Manzanar Farm Exhibit, 1943. It attracted more than 5,000 incarcerees and local residents to the two-day Fall Fair at the Manzanar incarceration camp. Caption reads: Manzanar farm exhibit, 1943, near Pleasure Park. Title from caption, which was taken from the original photo album. See this …
Photograph of farm products loaded on trailers for the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-66)
img Photograph of farm products loaded on trailers for the Manzanar farm exhibit (ddr-csujad-47-66)
Photograph of farm products loaded on trailers for the Manzanar farm exhibit. Three trailers are loaded with produce harvested from the Manzanar incarceration camp. Several men are standing near the trailers. A group of children can be seen in the right corner. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: ecm_merritt_0101
An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
av An Oral History with J.S. Kishiyama and Y. Kishiyama (ddr-csujad-29-3)
Reflections of an elderly Orange County, California couple on their experiences in America. He recounts his years as an immigrant; she discusses her family background, makeup of Japanese-American community, and rural living. This oral history was conducted for the Japanese American Oral History Project, Oral History Program, California State University, Fullerton; interview conducted by Pat Morgan. …
An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
av An Oral History with Seiko Ishida (ddr-csujad-29-11)
Retired Kibei teacher recounts samurai parents' background and their immigration to Seattle, Washington; socioeconomic composition of Seattle's Japanese community; earlier teacher training; prewar stays in Japan as a child and as a tutor in a missionary family; experiences as a teacher in the wartime resettlement in New York; and postwar return to Los Angeles. This oral …
Farmers at the Public Market (ddr-densho-28-1)
img Farmers at the Public Market (ddr-densho-28-1)
By World War I, Japanese American farmers occupied 70 percent of the stalls at the Public Market. They continued to be an economic force until they were incarcerated during World War II. Left to right: Kiyoto Hashimoto, Tame Kamada, and Takayoshi Suguro. The Public Market is also known as the Farmers' Market and the Pike Place …
Stall at the Public Market (ddr-densho-34-123)
img Stall at the Public Market (ddr-densho-34-123)
Two Japanese Americans in front of a stall at the Public Market. The Public Market is also known as the Farmers Market and the Pike Place Market.
Issei at the Public Market (ddr-densho-36-46)
img Issei at the Public Market (ddr-densho-36-46)
These Issei farmers are at the Public Market, in Seattle, Washington. By the World War I, Japanese Americans occupied seventy percent of the market's stalls. Here, they are donating vegetables to needy families. The Public Market is also known as the Farmer's Market and Pike Place Market. Original museum description: Japanese farmers had sold fruits and …
Fruit stand (ddr-densho-128-9)
img Fruit stand (ddr-densho-128-9)
(L to R): Miss Hara and Rev. Matsumoto at Hara's Fruit Stand in Wapato.
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