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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, August 20, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RIGHT: Three boys help load cucumbers onto a farm vehicle. y LUCK' ARMER 5 EASON are up. weeds are hoed out and this operation is repreated before harvest operations begin Labor for the harvest operation has been obtained through Canada Manpower Centre and Hire-a-Student offices in Lethbndge The day The Herald _ visited the farm, 41 pickers were harvesting the dill pickle-sized cukes by hand Of this total, four were adults On a normal week, the pickers work Monday and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Up to 10 tons of cukes can be picked in each two-day harvest period Wednesday and Saturday are market days A three- ton truck and a pick-up truck are used to haul the cukes to Calgary where two garages are rented in different parts of the city WHEN A stop at th QUEENS DEN Advertising pickling cucumbers, Marg and her brother sell them by the pound 'similar to the way they sell them to local customers who come to the farm Cukes which are too large to be used for pickles are sold the same way for less per pound These are used as slicing cukes. During the week, the picked cukes are moved to a building on the farm to be graded The product is placed on a conveyor belt which moves them over different sized spacings to grade them according to size The dill-sized pickling cukes are the objective of the harvest operation But when small cukes are picked by the workers, they are left to one side to be sold to people who want to make sweet Gerkins Most people buy the cukes in 25 to 50 pound bags. This provides sufficient product to make 15 to 25 quarts of dilled pickles Business has been good to date and prices are running at 35 cents a pound Marg says the price is set strictly by supply and demand She credits the expected higher price for food as one reason more people are buying cukes this year CANADIAN EXHIBIT across strttt from the opera housa BELMORE'S MUSEUM COUTTS, ALBERTA 'Plant doctor' makes house call TORONTO Murphy has devised a novel solution for persons "Where 6000 SERVICE Is AUTOMATIC" AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 'LTD. Phoni 327-0910 1520 3rd Avt S Guaranteed Servicing Rebuilding and Exchange with plant a plant doctor If your philodendron is failing, Brian will make a house call and offer expert advice He performs sur- slips and repotting them The 25-year-old native of Vancouver has no degrees and isn't a botanist but he has read everything he could find on plant health and care He charges an hour for consultations and may take a plant to his apartment for special care DAVIS ENTERPRISES (ALBERTA) We Pay the Highest for RADIATOHS-COPPER-BRASS-ETC ALBERTA STEEL PRODUCTS Division of Ltd Dealers in New Structural Steel, Angles, Flats and Pipes (Wholesale Prices) Both Businesses Located at 1505 2nd Ave. S., Lethbndge Phone 327-4035 or 327-6261 Southern Breeders (1974) Ltd. offering the following services: Semen processing and distribution from all breeds Custom collection and private storage Full line of A1 supplies and nitrogen Artificial insemination schools Consultation and development of A1 programs Canadian distributor for International Beef Breeders Southern Breeders (1974) Ltd T. L Church B.S A.D V.M. General Manager Brin Thompson B. Sc. Production Manager Specialists in Superior Semen P.O. Box 357, Lethbridge Phone 328-9671 ;