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Good apples : behind every bite

Author: Susan Futrell
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apples are so ordinary and so ubiquitous that they are often taken for granted. Yet it is surprisingly challenging to grow and sell such a common fruit. In fact, producing diverse, tasty apples for the market requires almost as much ingenuity and interdependence as building and maintaining a vibrant democracy. Good Apples introduces the geographic, ecological, and economic forces shaping the choices of apple  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Futrell
ISBN: 9781609384821 1609384822
OCLC Number: 973733386
Description: xiv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: At the intersection of apples and local --
Immigrant apples --
The people who grow the apples we eat --
Making apples --
Grafting remnants --
Give the people what they want --
Keeping the farm --
The enterprise of apples for sale --
Working apples --
Pests and public science --
Marketing the ideal --
A democracy of apples.
Responsibility: Susan Futrell.

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For anyone who wants to go beyond the kitchen and backyard into the orchards, packing sheds, and cold storage rooms; into the laboratories and experiment stations; and into the warehouses,  Read more...

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"Susan Futrell weaves apple history, labor, production, and marketing issues around the frustrations, never-ending work, and unpredictable climate that apple growers cope with, sustained often only Read more...

 
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