Farmworker Reality Tour
May
7
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour

The Farmworker Reality Tour will challenge participants to better understand the conditions of Mexican farmworkers in Central California. The tour will begin at Crystal Bay Farm where we will have an opportunity to observe three farming practices common in the area: organic agroecological production, organic industrial agriculture, and commercial industrial agriculture. A Oaxacan family will discuss their lives and describe the every-day challenges that they face. They will also provide a strawberry picking demonstration. Participants will have the opportunity to pick and purchase organic strawberries.

 

50- Mile Regulation Protest
Dec
9
12:00 pm12:00

50- Mile Regulation Protest

  • California Housing and Community Development (HCD)

Join Food Empowerment Project and members of Center for Farmworker Families on December 9th at noon, at the California Housing and Community Development (HCD), to challenge the 50-mile regulation and stand with farm worker children, as we support their right to a stable education.

Farmworker Reality Tour
Oct
30
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour

Farmworker Reality Tour participants will learn about three current farming practices in the area, the role of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in forcing farmworker immigrants out of Mexico and into the U.S. as NAFTA economic refugees, and the conditions farmworkers live with in the U.S. as they and their families struggle to survive grinding poverty, poor diet, crowded housing conditions, pesticide exposure, sexual harassment and no health insurance.

Stand with San Quintín Farmworkers
Oct
15
1:00 pm13:00

Stand with San Quintín Farmworkers

  • Driscoll's Berry Store and Distribution Center

On October 15 there is a call for an International Day of Action to support the 80,000 farmworkers and their families in San Quintín Valley, Mexico with the message that the boycott of Driscoll's Berries continues full force until there is a union contract.
 

Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

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Oct
18
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour

This tour has been cancelled. 

We will begin tours again in 2016, mid-May.   Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date for tour dates and Important items to support farmworker families.

Where: Crystal Bay Farm - 40 Zils Road Watsonville, CA 95076

The state of California is responsible for producing 1/3 of the nation’s vegetables and nearly 2/3 of the nation’s fruits and nuts; including 90% of the strawberries grown in the U.S. Although over one-half million farmworkers are responsible for this enormous food supply, in California, the world’s 7th largest economy, they remain an invisible, voiceless underclass.

Come and meet the farmworkers that are responsible for the fruits, vegetables and nuts that most of us consume daily. Hear their stories and learn about their lives along the Central Coast of California. We will visit their “homes” and learn about the many obstacles they face in their heroic day-to-day struggle to survive and raise their families.  

We will visit Crystal Bay Farm and meet our first family. They will demonstrate the skill-set required to pick strawberries.  We will then visit the Buena Vista Migrant Camp and hear more farmworker stories.  We will conclude the tour with a visit to a substandard home rented by a very hard working farmworker and excellent cook.  She will provide us with a delicious traditional Mexican meal while we discuss immigration reform and the needs of California’s farmworker population.

All tours include traditional campesino dinner.  


Oct
11
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour

Where: Crystal Bay Farm - 40 Zils Road Watsonville, CA 95076

One of the goals of the Center for Farmworker Families is to effectively bridge the experiential and communication gap between the farmworker community and those of us who enjoy the fruits of their hard labor. Farmworker housing is typically located in remote areas far from cities and towns, thereby rendering farmworkers invisible to the general public. Farmworker Reality Tours correct this disconnect by allowing participants to meet, dialogue with, and hear the testimonials of farmworkers. The tours challenge participants to better understand the conditions of Mexican farmworkers in Northern California by sharing in their lives, food, and living quarters.

 All tours include traditional campesino dinner.  

Aug
16
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour - Crystal Bay Farm

  • Crystal Bay Farm

One of the goals of the Center for Farmworker Families is to effectively bridge the experiential and communication gap between the farmworker community and those of us who enjoy the fruits of their hard labor.

Farmworker housing is typically located in remote areas far from cities and towns, thereby rendering farmworkers invisible to the general public. Farmworker Reality Tours correct this disconnect by allowing participants to meet, dialogue with, and hear the testimonials of farmworkers.

The tours challenge participants to better understand the conditions of Mexican farmworkers in Northern California by sharing in their lives, food, and living quarters.

The tour begins at 3:00pm at Crystal Bay Farm 40 Zils Rd Watsonville, CA, 95076 United States.   

Register online or by mail.

Purchase here or Send $20 - $30 (Sliding scale to pay farmworkers for their time and evening meal) to P.O. Box 957, Felton, Calif, with your name and address. (Please note, our system only permits registration of up to 2 people per order, however, you can place multiple orders or email us at contact@farmworkerfamily.org to register a larger group and set-up payment.).

If you have any questions, please call Dr. Ann Lopez at 831.335.5492

 

 

Farmworker Reality Tour - Buena Vista Migrant Camp
Jun
28
2:30 pm14:30

Farmworker Reality Tour - Buena Vista Migrant Camp

  • Buena Vista Migrant Camp

One of the goals of the Center for Farmworker Families is to effectively bridge the experiential and communication gap between the farmworker community and those of us who enjoy the fruits of their hard labor.

Farmworker Reality Tour - Gizdich Ranch
May
4
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour - Gizdich Ranch

Join Us! One of the goals of the Center for Farmworker Families is to effectively bridge the experiential and communication gap between the farmworker community and those of us who enjoy the fruits of their hard labor.

Farmworker Reality Tour - Gizdich Ranch
Apr
27
3:00 pm15:00

Farmworker Reality Tour - Gizdich Ranch

Join Us! One of the goals of the Center for Farmworker Families is to effectively bridge the experiential and communication gap between the farmworker community and those of us who enjoy the fruits of their hard labor.