Going from “Peas that Please” to “Places that Please.”
In 1912, the Gallatin Valley was known as the “pea capital of the nation,” producing 75% of the nation’s crop.
The Bozeman Canning Company was founded in 1917 and opened in the summer of 1918, canning peas, beans, and carrots.
Between 3,000 and 3,500 acres were contracted by three to four growers to feed the cannery.
On average, 13,000 cases of peas per day were produced. They were marketed as “peas that please” and distributed across the nation with brand names such as “Gallatin Valley” and “Bridger Canyon.”
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