Farm-to-Table

Farm Goods

delivered by mail

The farm-to-table concept isn’t new. From 1914 to 1920, the farm-to-table program was a novel initiative that allowed farmers to arrange prices with people in urban areas and then mail them fresh meats, eggs, dairy products, produce, honey, jelly, and more. This was a way to give farmers more customers and city dwellers greater and cheaper access to fresh goods.

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Newspapers in the mail

Newspapers

and the U.S. Mail

Extra! Extra! American newspapers largely owe their existence to Post Offices. As part of the Post Office Act of 1792, newspapers were permitted to be mailed at extremely low rates. By the start of the 19th century, newspapers made up the bulk of the U.S. Mail.

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First Post Office – 1639

1639

first post office

The first Post Office in America was established in a tavern in Boston in 1639.

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