I love peaches! My first experience with a union was when I was working in a peach cannery. We got 30 days of work from the last day of July until the first week of September. The union collected dues for 3 months.
I have some idea what goes into a can of peaches from ten seasons in that cannery. Start in December with pruning the trees then irrigate and fertilize until July or August. They have to be picked by hand from ladders. They get trucked to cold storage until there are enough to start canning.
They go through a lye bath to get the fuzz off then pitters to get the stone out. They are heavily sorted by size and quality then canned in corn syrup. The best peaches go in the halves with the brand name. The worst that are good enough to put in a can go in the great big institutional can.
Then they go through a cooker for 5 hours. The brand name peaches get labels the rest sit without labels until they are sold as store brands. They can sit in a warehouse well into the next season.
The peaches are brought in by truck. The cans come in by truck. The syrup comes in a rail tank car. There is a lot of water used. The peaches in cans leave by truck and train. Lots of work there.
Or as one child said, What are you doing, Grandpa?
“I am digging potatoes from my garden!”
Oh grandpa, you are so silly! You don’t get potatoes from the ground, you get them from the store!
Then there is the girl who refused to believe an egg, which she loved, came out of a chicken’s a-s-sk me no questions.
My grandpa once told me a story about when he worked in a peach canning factory. He said he got caught with his hand in the peach slicer... (wait for it)...
...and they fired her too.
All depends on whether that can of peaches you are eating came from CHINA!!!!!
Check your labels, most canned fruit is from CHINA!!!!
I will not eat that crap.
Washington DC is where people make a career out of telling other people how to do things they’ve never done themselves.