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Category: Foodshed

José García

The 2021 Edible Local Hero Spotlight Award: Farmworker, was awarded to José García. García sadly passed away from COVID-19 last December. A beloved father and grandfather who proudly and passionately dedicated much of his working life to planting, cultivating, and harvesting chile in southern New Mexico, he was an instrumental part of bringing chile to our tables.

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Farmworker Health Here at Home

Hardships among farmworkers not only manifests on larger-scale farms or for an immigrant labor force—it’s important to understand that these issues are systemic and impact all people working on farms that they do not own, including workers here at our go-to local farms.

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