Stamps Celebrating Summer Harvest Season

Taylor HillmanGeneral, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops, Vegetables


U.S. Postal Service is issuing ‘Summer Harvest Forever’ stamps.

CantaloupesSweet CornWatermelons

Every summer, some of America’s favorite foods are in season. The U.S. Postal Service celebrates a few of those favorites — corn, tomatoes, cantaloupes and watermelons — with four new stamps. Vintage produce advertising, including 19th- and early 20th-century crate labels, seed packets and catalogs, inspired these stamp designs. Though not all produce was shipped in wooden crates, the stamp is especially reminiscent of vintage crate labels. Working with an early concept developed by former art director Richard Sheaff, Antonio Alcalá art directed these stamps. Michael Doret was the designer and artist.

Their will be a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the California State Fair in Sacramento on July 11th at 12 p.m. To find out more about the stamps, and to purchase some stamps, click here for the USPS website.