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Here’s more of that thread about the workers who harvest the fruits and vegetables that end up on our tables. I have so much admiration and respect for the people who do this work.

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We Feed You is literal. As we wrap up our thread (for now- did we miss anything?) remember we can’t do without farm workers.

You can donate here to help fund change all year long @ ufw.org/thanksgiving20…

We Feed You is literal. As we wrap up our thread (for now- did we miss anything?) remember we can’t do #Thanksgiving without farm workers. You can donate here to help fund change all year long @ ufw.org/thanksgiving20… #WeFeedYou
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Yolanda picks wine grapes in Sunnyside WA. As a proud UFW member under union contract at Chateau Chateau Ste. Michelle she enjoys 16 paid holidays, health insurance and a pension plan in addition to yearly increases. Si Se Puede!

Yolanda picks wine grapes in Sunnyside WA. As a proud UFW member under union contract at Chateau @SteMichelle she enjoys 16 paid holidays, health insurance and a pension plan in addition to yearly increases. Si Se Puede! #WeFeedYou
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When you buy wine make it a union wine. Noemi's a member & works for CK Mondavi who contributes towards her families medical, dental & vision plan.

Find more products produced by workers under UFW contract @ ufw.org/ul

When you buy #Thanksgiving wine make it a union wine. Noemi's a #UFW member & works for CK Mondavi who contributes towards her families medical, dental & vision plan. Find more products produced by workers under UFW contract @ ufw.org/ul #WeFeedYou
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Absolute unit! Harvesting pumpkins can be exhausting work. Despite the difficult conditions, workers typically earn minimum wage. This remember the workers behind the pumpkin pie on your table.

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Blueberry pie is something special for any occasion. Abel shared this video from where he was harvesting blueberries near Wasco, CA. He has to work rapidly yet skillfully to avoid picking overripe and green berries.

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What goes into our apple pie?
Carlos was harvesting apples in Corralitos CA. He stabilizes himself on a 16-foot ladder & reaches around to pick as much as he can before he has to move to reach other parts of the tree. His full bag will weigh 50+ pounds.

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Need acid in your salad dressing? Lemons are perfect. Marce is one of 20,000 lemon harvesters in the San Joaquin Valley citrus region. As essential workers they assure the national supply of fresh lemons.

Need acid in your salad dressing? Lemons are perfect. Marce is one of 20,000 lemon harvesters in the San Joaquin Valley citrus region. As essential workers they assure the national supply of fresh lemons. #WeFeedYou
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Pomegranate seeds and juice come to us thanks to folks like Juan. He and his coworkers harvest the sweet fruit that commands premium prices at grocery stores. They earn minimum wage.

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Patricia’s skill is incredibly respected by her peers. Radishes are a great addition to our salad. They take 3-4 weeks from seed to harvest, longer in cooler temperatures. Hand harvested radishes are a labor intensive crop as Patricia demonstrates here.

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Lettuce all be mindful of where that salad came from! Yuliana shared this video of the lettuce harvest of Salinas CA. Known as the Salad Bowl of the World, the area is famous for fresh produce.
(sorry about the puns but we can’t promise to stop)

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Parsley can be used to season your stuffing and soup. Vicente has been working in CAs fields cutting parsley for 22 years. He shares the repetitive work is very hard on the body and takes skill to do at the rapid pace needed.

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Fernando shared this video of the cilantro harvest near Oxnard CA. He earns around $2 per box of 60 bunches. He is remarkably fast and skilled. (Those are twist ties at his ankles- can you tell?)

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You definitely used onions twice so here’s another view. This onion harvest video came from Indiana, which doesn't have heat regulations. The only protection from the sun is if there are trees at the end of a row.

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Mushrooms are another flavorful ingredient. Anania is a union member and mushroom worker on CAs Central Coast and has been doing this work 7+ years. Mushroom work is year round.

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Leeks in your stuffing? Guillermo shared this vid from near Oxnard. Workers spend 8 hrs/day, 6 days/week kneeling on the ground, up down rows to harvesting. It's a labor intensive crop that requires skilled manual work.

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