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The Price of a Cherry

Cherry-picker Amy Attas reminds us that when we give thanks for the food on our plates, we should also thank the people whose calloused hands helped put it there.
Amy Attas hard at work picking cherries. (Credit: Sandro Lacarbona )
For all the good talk of "farm to table", most of us still think food comes from a store. We know little about how it's grown and even less about the people who do the very hard work to bring it to us. People like Amy Attas.
Her essay is called The Price of a Cherry.
Amy Attas with her fellow cherry pickers. (Sandro Lacarbona )


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