Cucumbers & Gladiolas

In 1898 the first cucumber farm was started by Benjamin Vickery and by the 1920s, 14 growers were producing about 20,000 bushels annually. The town had 20 Acres “under glass” for growing the cucumbers.

 On August 16 & 17, 1922, the “Fourth Annual Exhibition of the Mansfield Gladiolus Association was held. This was the largest and best yet held and the blooms equal in quality to those shown in Boston.” “The exhibits numbering about eight hundred, and distributed among the seventy-three classes”. The Flower  Grower, Caleium, N.Y., December, 1922.