New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_C10384
Men loading potatoes and cabbages onto a wagon at a truck farm near the town of Jamaica, Long Island, New York, 1916.
What are the men doing in the photograph?
What type of transportation replaced a wagon to get the vegetables to market?
How would the change in transportation technology affect the production and sale of vegetables?
How did the term "truck farming" originate? (Hint: Some sources disagree.)
Science: Investigate the nutritional benefits of the types of foods offered by the truck farms.
English Language Arts: You are the owner of a truck farm. Create a poster that would persuade people to buy items from your truck farm.
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