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In September of the past year
the Commercial Club of Seattle,
which is a large representative body
of the average citizens of that city
took up with the editor of The Ranch
the question of better marketing
facilities, through Mr. W. L. Road,
chairman of the committee on mar
kets. After several discussions with
Mr.Read, of which it seemed difficult
to arrive at a practical solution, Mr.
Read was asked to submit his plan in
the form of an article for publication,
which ho did as follows:
Editor The Ranch:—Whether there
is a distrust of the etforts of persons
living in the city to improve market
ing conditions, that is the economi
cal transfer of the products of the
soil from the country into the kitchen
of the family in the city, or whether
it is a matter of indifference, the
fact is, five, of the six officers of as
many granges, whose addresses you
gave me, failed to make any response
or suggestion to the Commercial Club,
through me a chairman of the com
mittee on markets, by which we might
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hope to assist farmers, fruit growers,
dairymen, etc., in securing a profit
able market in Seattle, and bring the
consumer closer to the producer.
For this reason, I would like to
point out and emphasize a few inci
dents, recognized and talked over and
written about, all over the country,
in the sale, transfer and conveyance
of produce from the producer to the
For the sake of clearness of illustra
tion, I will over-draw the truth, but
any producer in the country from his
own experience, can reduce the
illustration to the exact truth, and
the consumer in the city, can, as
well, reduce his end to exact facts.
Farmer Brown has three boxes of
apples, nicely packed, which he
places in his wagon and delivers to
the country store, using three hours
time going and coming, and receives
40 cents per box, or $1.20 in trade,
for his apples. The country store
gets together 20 boxes of apples, ships
them to the commission house in the
city, and gets GO cents a box, 20 cents
per box being used in freight and
commission. The retail grocer hauls
the apples to bis store, costing him
five cents per box, sells one box and
nothing else, that day, to a customer
living half a mile from his store and
it costs him 15 cents to deliver the
box of apples, selling the box of
apples for 80 cent 9. Considering that
these are only fair Puget Sound
apples, the consumer has paid a fair
price, and no person clear back to and
including tue producer has made a
cent on the apples, unless the 10 per
cent of the commission house is not
used up by it in handling the apples,
paying rent, etc.
But, if farmers and fruit growers
could know from experience that
they can sell produce in large lots at
a fair price, tbe farmer will take a
wagon load of apples, instead of two
or three boxes, to the shipping point,
in the same time required to deliver
three boxes. Experience though, of
fifty years past has taught farmers
I that if they take a wagon load of
apples to the country merchant, with
; out having made the sale in advance,
(they will be "skinned" in price.
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That farmer's wagon load should
meet other wagon loads from the same
section, by previous, arrangement of
the storekeeper or the farmers, over
the telephone, EACH BOX BEAR
ING THE PACKERS' NAME AND
ADDRESS, and car load rates or low
steamer rates had to the CITY PUB
LIC MARKET, not to the commis
sion house. Then, from the CITY
PUBLIC MARKET, those apples,
with lettuce, cabbage, spinach, cauli
flower, onions, turnips, radishes,
squash and what-not ( EACH PACK
AGE SHOWING THE PRODUCER'S
NAME AND ADDRESS) in boxes
which can be handled on and off
rapidly, be shipped direct from the
CITY PUBLIC MARKET to the
outlying districts of the city, over
our paved streets, in an auto truck
carrying five tons; and near the
center of the outlying district, be
taken from the truck in small delviery
wagons or trucks to each householder,
this being done three certain days
of each week. The householder
would soon learn to plan a supply for
two days ahead instead of going or
telephoning to the store for five cents'
worth for each meal, and such sup
plies may better be in the pantry or
cooler two days than in the com mis
sion house for a week. The days of
each week on which a delivery would
be made would be announced in the
daily papers in connection with the
advertisement of the market. Such
deliveries can be made at 10 cents
per 100 pounds. As an illustration,
by such a method a box of apples
should be delivered from any part of
the Puget Sound country to any
home in Seattle at a cost of 15 cents.
This would allow the producer a fair
price; for the delivery from his
orchard to the city has cost him little,
and the consumer would get his apples
at a third less than he is at present
Cold storage will soon be provided
in the city by which an over-supply
can be kept till it can be used.
If the farmers will show their desire
to co operate with the organizations
of the city, and through their granges
or other organizations will appoint
representatives who can act, they
need have no fear regarding the con
sumers, of the city acting through
organizations representing tnem. tak
ing care of the economical distribu
tion of the immense quantity of food
used each day by over 250,000 people
in this city. .
We believe the only solution of the
question of securing sufficient
factories to employ our surplus labor
is to reduce the cost of living for the
laborer with his family, so that all
beyond the age of childhood may be
employed and live comfortably on a
lower wage than at present. With a
reduced cost of living, our superb
climate, water and electric power, we
should beat the world in factory pro
Keep the money in circulation
around Puget Sound instead of remit
ting to Oregon and California for
produce easily raised here.
v W. L. READ,
Chairman Committee on Markets,
"THIS IS A
A year or so since we quoted the
above remark make by a practical
orchardist and horticulturist, who
dropped in to see our plant after he
had visited most of the nurseries in
What this gentleman saw on that
particular day was what goes on
here at shipping time for about four
weeks in the fall and six weeks in
the spring, besides which he, of
course, saw the fields of full-grown
stock ready for digging while the
spring visitor would see the plant
ing being done.
In other words, he saw a big
packing house, well systematized,
everything in its place and fine,
clean, well-rooted stock being pack
ed out in good order for customers
in every section of the Northwest.
He saw about 140 varieties of ap
ples, about 40 pear, 50 peach, 20
apricot, 35 plum, 30 prune, 40 cher
ry, etc., right down through all the
staple fruits, shade and ornamental
stock, totalling 1420 varieties, each
in its own place.
And that's why this is a real nur
sery. We grow a full assortment of
all the best that belongs in a com
plete plant. It's delivered to our
customers in good order, and it's
backed up by a dependable con
cern, whose highest desire is to sell
good trees to a critical public.
That concern is us.
WASHINGTON NURSERY CO.
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