So, you planted a big vegetable garden this summer, a quarter-acre, half-acre, maybe an entire acre devoted to your favorite summer crops. How about 300 acres--and that is just the spinach.
Steve Conrad, Webbers Falls, Okla., plants a little over 500 acres to vegetables every year: 300 acres of spinach and 200 acres of turnip greens and collard greens. None of his production is for the fresh market, however. It is all grown under contract for the Allen Canning Company in Siloam Springs, Ark. The Allen Canning Company has been in business since 1926 and markets canned vegetables under 11 brand names. Among those are Popeye spinach and Sunshine Southern Style collard greens and turnip greens.