Green Giant promotional umbrella

Green Giant promotional umbrella

A promotional Green Giant umbrella, 1968.

Canning peas, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Canning peas, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Canning peas at the Green Giant factory in La Sueur, c.1968.

Continuous cookers, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Continuous cookers, Green Giant Company, LeSueur.

Continuous cookers at the canning factory, an innovation that saved time in the canning process, c.1968.

Green Giant doll

Green Giant doll

A promotional Green Giant doll, c. 1963–1967.

Corn huskers at the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Corn huskers at the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Corn husking at the canning plant, c.1950.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and corn, Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and corn, Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Stacking cartons of Green Giant peas and Niblets corn, 1940.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company, LeSueur.

Minnesota Valley Canning Company headquarters, c.1937.

Green Giant display of canned goods in a grocery store

Green Giant display of canned goods in a grocery store

A grocery store display of Green Giant canned goods, 1969.

The Green Giant Company

First founded in 1903 as the Minnesota Valley Canning Company (MVCC), the Green Giant Company, as it later became known, became one of the largest producers of canned corn and peas in the United States. From its base in Le Sueur, the company developed new ways of growing, manufacturing, and marketing canned vegetables. Its mascot, the Jolly Green Giant, can be found in grocery stores around the United States.

Alexander P. Anderson

Alexander P. Anderson

Alexander P. Anderson, inventor of puffed grain cereals, c.1920.

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