Alden Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Company

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Dried Fruit Packer
Main Location

San Jose, CA

The Alden Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Company was an early dried fruit packer formed in 1874[1] The company was founded by William Cozzens and several other orchardists[2][3]. The packer produced 15 tons of apricots the first year.


Location Years Address Details
San Jose 1874


  1. Robert Couchman, The Sunsweet Story. Sunsweet, 1967.
  2. Cozzens house: San Jose City Council landmark nomination HL11-201, May 11, 2012. The nomination includes significant detail about the company.
  3. Horace C. Foote, Pen Pictures from the 'Garden of the World'. 1888.