National Farmworker Awareness Week: March 28 – April 3


Like machines, nearly two million of workers in America’s fields labor without rights, earn subliving wages, and exist in dehumanizing circumstances. –“Like Machines in the Fields,” Oxfam America


The entire food supply chain should be safe, transparent, and fair to serve eaters, farmers, and farmworkers alike. Those who pick food in the United States deserve fair living and working conditions. As Bon Appétit’s fellows, we continue to travel the country to farms to learn about firsthand about farnlabor practices and to colleges to share what we know.  Please join us in recognizing National Farmworker Awareness Week: March 28 – April 3, 2010.


Here are ways you can learn more and get involved:

LEARN: For an introduction to the facts, read these factsheets published by the Student Action with Farmworkers.

READ: Check out our Triple Pundit series on the business of sustainable agriculture.

WATCH: Watch the Fair Food Project documentary (15 min).

JOIN: If you’re a student, find out if there’s a chapter of the Student/Farmworker Alliance, Student Action with Farmworkers, the Real Food Challenge, or other groups (listed here) on campus.