Raisins

Fun fact! Raisin production was once one of the most labor-intensive crop activities in North America, requiring between 40,000 and 50,000 workers in a typical six-week harvest to cut bunches of green grapes and lay them to dry in the sun. However, labor shortages led to the use of a new method called dried-on-the-vine, which allows for machine harvesting of the dried raisins.

Raisin production was once one of the most labor-intensive crop activities in North America, requiring between 40,000 and 50,000 workers in a typical six-week harvest to cut bunches of green grapes and lay them to dry in the sun. However, labor shortages led to the use of a new method called dried-on-the-vine, which allows for machine harvesting of the dried raisins.