Thursday, 3 April 2008

Five year trek to Terra Ceia Farms

In 1938, Leendert Van Staalduinen, an experienced Dutch bulb farmer, emigrated from Holland with his wife, Cornelia, and their 10 children.

The original destination was the small Dutch enclave of Eastern North Carolina known as Terra Ceia. Instead, the family ended up spending 5 years in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada because of war-time immigration policies.

Finally, the paperwork was in order for moving to the United States, and in 1943, the family arrived in Pantego. It was here they hoped to establish the Terra Ceia Farm to grow cut flowers.

[Ed. Here is a link to what became one of the most successful mail order Canna suppliers. Terra Ceia Farms]

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