David Plotz talks to fruit farmer Eddie Rankin about growing the perfect Gold Rush apple, and how farmers' markets in Washington, D.C. help him stay in business.

How Does a Fruit Farmer Work?

How Does a Fruit Farmer Work?

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Dec. 8 2014 2:25 PM

The “How Does a Farmer Work?” Edition

Slate’s podcast about work explores how the owner of a small fruit farm stays in business.

Eddie Rankin, Farmer
Farmer Eddie Rankin.

Photo by David Plotz

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On this episode of Working, David Plotz talks to fruit grower Eddie Rankin about GoldRush apples, the value of farmers' markets, and how farmers switched to “softer” pesticides.


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