Mar. 25, 2024

Celebrating the Hands that Feed Us: National Farmworker Awareness Week 2024

In the heart of the agricultural world, it is important to take a moment and be thankful for the hands that nurture and harvest the lands that feed us. Farmworker Awareness Week is a time for collective gratitude and recognition for the invaluable contributions of farmworkers.

Every time we enjoy a fresh bite of a crispy apple, a deliciously baked cherry pie, or a refreshing blueberry drink, we’re enjoying the labor of countless farmworkers who play an essential role in our food supply chain. These individuals often work through tough climate conditions and changing seasons to ensure that our food is planted, tended, and harvested with the utmost care.

Farmworker Awareness Week prompts us to recognize and appreciate the skill, hard work, and dedication embedded in every piece of fruit we enjoy, a value that Superfresh Growers holds dear. This is why we took it upon ourselves to interview one of our farm managers, Claudio Villalobos, to get his perspective on the impact his teammates have on all of our lives and the debt of appreciation we owe them.

Superfresh Growers is committed to celebrating and supporting our farmworkers, not just during this week but all year round. We want to ensure their voices are heard, and their stories are told. Farmworkers are the backbone of the agricultural industry, yet their contributions are often overlooked by those outside of the farms.

Let this week be a call to recognize, actively celebrate, and contribute to the well-being of the hands that feed us. It’s about transforming gratitude into action, ensuring the sustainability of our food systems and the dignity of those who sustain them.

To farmworkers around the world, thank you.