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You better be-leaf those are some mighty big cabbages

In this edition of Postcard Memories, a column of historical Bradford West Gwillimbury images, we check out
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A Bradford postcard from the 1930s. Photo courtesy of the BWG Public Library Archives

Postcard Memories is a bi-weekly series of historic views and photos. You can take a trip down memory lane with us every other Saturday morning! 

This postcard from the 1930s advertises the large crops, specifically cabbage, grown in what is now Bradford West Gwillimbury. 

There seems to be a series of these novelty postcards from this time. It is similar to another Postcard Memories article we ran in May, except that time it was giant potatoes.

At the time the postcard was published, the draining of the Holland Marsh had only recently begun in 1925, led by William Day, a professor at the Ontario Agricultural College.

Today, the soil in the Holland Marsh is some of the most fertile across the country, and the area is known as the "salad bowl of Canada." 

Details from the archives of the Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library and the Holland Marsh Growers' Association. 


Jenni Dunning

About the Author: Jenni Dunning

Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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