The Birth 1940

Pocono Produce Company opens in 1940s
The Birth
The Forties

In 1940, Edward Driebe and his wife, Mary, moved to Stroudsburg from Scranton and operated the Park Market. At this time, Ed’s brother, Jim, started Pocono Produce Company, a fresh wholesale fruit and produce house, in the rear of the old ice building on Second Street. Five years later, Ed purchased Pocono Produce from his brother, recognizing that the area’s resorts were quickly growing into a year round industry. Eight years later, he needed to relocate to a larger facility with more space, different unloading and loading requirements, and most importantly the need for multi-temperature storage.