Friday, March 6, 2015

Thank You Clarence Birdseye!

~My Freezer Door~
The date was March 6, 1930!  The place was Springfield, MA!  The event:  Clarence Birdseye began his test marketing program for frozen food!  

This inventor was born in 1886 in Brooklyn, NY & attended Amherst College in Amherst, MA for a period of time. Later, when Clarence lived in Labrador with his young family it was challenging to feed his family.  It was during this time that he watched the Eskimos "quick freeze" their food.  His interest in "quick freezing" grew.  Now, his name Birdseye is so familiar to us.  We see it on packages of frozen foods in the grocery stores.

Read the interesting story about the history of Birdseye on Mass Moments by clicking on this link, "Clarence Birdseye Tests Frozen Food"!  For so many of us eating nutritious veggies & dinners at home are possible because of Mr. Birdseye!

Thank you Clarence Birdseye!

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