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December 4, 2011

Banana Control


To provide this variety every single day, a banana ripening facility has to have a minimum of five or six rooms (Banana Distributors of New York has twenty-two).
Each room holds between 1,000 and 2,000 boxes, which means that a banana distributor has to move at least 5,000 boxes each week to make the business worthwhile. This, Rosenblatt explains, has squeezed out the two dozen smaller, three- or four-room operators that used to be sprinkled around New York City in the 1970s. -- Edible Geography, Spaces of Banana Control

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 4, 2011 4:57 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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