National Farmworker Awareness Week

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National Farmworker Awareness Week

With National Farmworker Awareness Week running March 24-31 we'd like to recognize the many farmerworkers who feed us daily.

Content from this campaign

Not Just For Foreign Foods: Fair-Trade Label Comes To U.S. Farms
Workers at a tomato farm in Nogales, Ariz., got a check this month for more than $30,000. And they expect more money to come. The approximately 130 workers of Wholesum Harvest are still deciding how to spend the money, but they say their initial priorities include subsidizing transportation, recreation areas and medical insurance. Located just north of the Mexican border, the...
Apr 26, 2017 7:15 AM ET
Celebrating Farmworkers Through Simple Purchases
Fruits and vegetables are an essential part of our daily diet. They provide us with nutrients, reduce our risk of certain diseases, and they taste delicious!  Because fruits and veggies are such a staple, it's easy to forget that behind each tomato, pineapple and grape is a person, a farmer or worker with a family and community. It's a connection we must strive to remember, because...
Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET
America Just Got Its First Fair Trade Certified Farm
It’s 7 a.m. in Amado, Arizona, and the sun is rising over the greenhouses of Wholesum Harvest’s tomato farm. Workers trickle up the driveway in their cars. One by one, they hang their coats, wash up, and prepare to begin another hard day’s work. Potters enter the greenhouses to deleaf and prune tomato plants, carefully tending each pot’s liveliest flowers. Bio control teams divide and tackle...
Mar 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET