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Verd's Market

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Verd's has been a landmark on State Street in Orem, Utah since 1935 when Verd and Lucile Richardson opened a road-side stand to sell the fruit they were growing in their orchards. Verd's closed a few years ago, but we are bringing you all the knowledge Verd and Lucile used to share with their customers. 

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Lucile's English Toffee

I remember Lucile making this toffee around Christmas every year. Between this amazing toffee and the peanut brittle that she always seemes to have on hand, I am amazed any of the grandkids had any teeth left. Here is …


In the Orem City Museum

A friend was visiting the Orem Museum and noticed something cool in a diorama... There we are, just down the road from Kirk's Drive In, but for some reason right next to some railroad tracks. Not sure if there were …


5 tricks for amazing jams and jellies...

These 5 tricks will take you from a jam and jelly novice to a pro in no time. 5. Remember to make one batch at a time! You might be tempted to double or triple a batch of jam or jelly, but resist that temptation. …


Approximate Yields

On "The Door" at Verd's there was a chart that showed approximately how many quarts you could expect from a bushel of different fruits and vegetables. That chart is gone now (the door is bare), but here are the …


The DOOR!

There was a door between the front of the fruitstand and the back, where the penny candy was stored. This door was decorated with all manner of signs that had been collected by Lucile and Verd over the many years they …


Picking ears of corn...

Ahhhh, corn. What would a summer barbecue be without ears of corn on the cob smothered in butter and salt. But how do you pick a nice ear of corn? Read on to find out Lucile's tips on picking the perfect ear. There …