200 Years and Growing

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The Story of Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co.

By LeAnn Zotta

Discover 200 years of Stark Bro’s deep horticultural roots. From 1816 to present-day, learn the remarkable story of this family-owned company and how it shaped the nursery industry by discovering “household apples” like Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Gala. Includes family interviews, rare photography, and historical tidbits, as as well as a look toward the future.

  • Autographed
  • Hardcover, 202 pages

“When James H. Stark moved west and started his business here in 1816, no one could have imagined the influence the business and family would have had on our state and nation. As the industry leader in fruit-breeding and tree production, the products they have introduced to the world are now mainstays in our yards, kitchens and grocery stores … the Stark family has made its mark on Missouri in many ways." — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon

About the Author
LeAnn Zotta is a non-fiction author, editor, journalist, freelance copywriter and graphic designer who lives in historic Williamsburg, Virginia. She has written, edited and ghostwritten a dozen books and has been published in more than 100 magazines and newspapers. As an obsessive life-long gardener, she grows whatever the soil allows, cooks whatever grows and donates much of it to local food co-ops. She is rabid Civil War history buff, and was especially thrilled to be chosen to document the 200-year-old saga of this great American family business.

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