Alden Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Company
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Dried Fruit Packer
San Jose, CA
The Alden Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Company was an early dried fruit packer formed in 1874 The company was founded by William Cozzens and several other orchardists. The packer produced 15 tons of apricots the first year.
- Robert Couchman, The Sunsweet Story. Sunsweet, 1967.
- Cozzens house: San Jose City Council landmark nomination HL11-201, May 11, 2012. The nomination includes significant detail about the company.
- Horace C. Foote, Pen Pictures from the 'Garden of the World'. 1888.