Barry Estabrook’s original article

You might not first think of looking to Gourmet magazine for muckraking journalism. But that is where writer Barry Estabrook first published his essay on the quest for the perfectly formed tomato, and the workers who pick them. You can read it on line here.

Stephen Colbert on tomatoes and labor

Colbert went to Washington back in 2010 to give testimony to a Congressional sub-committee. This is based, partly, on his stint in the field picking himself, as 1 of 16 people to take on the UFW’s [United Farm Workers’] “Take Our Jobs” campaign.