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Farmworker Reality Tour - Buena Vista Migrant Camp

  • Buena Vista Migrant Camp Tierra Alta Dr Watsonville, CA, 95076 United States (map)

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.

Register online or by mail.

Purchase here or Send $25 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 to register a larger group and set-up payment.)


1. Meet at Buena Vista Migrant Camp, Watsonville, CA. at 2:30pm.

  • Hear Dr. Ann Lopez speak about her bi-national research on the conditions that cause farmworkers to migrate to the US from Mexico.
  • Hear a farmworker family's testimonial.
  • Q&A with Dr. Ann Lopez and farmworker family.
  • Hear the stories of binational migrant farmworkers and their families, have an opportunity to ask questions. 

2. What to expect?

  • We ask that you are open minded and flexible. The farmworkers you will meet have graciously given their time to tell their stories (for most, Sunday is their only day off) and we ask that you be respectful, sensitive, and ask great questions. 
  • Please provide your own transportation, and carpool if you can. We will provide directions to the tour locations at our first meeting place. 
  • Dress warmly and comfortably. Jeans, T-shirts, etc. (nothing flashy or ostentatious).
  • Group Size: Limited to the first 25 who register. Children with parents welcome.

  • Tour by Dr. Ann Lopez, Professor and Author, The Farmworkers’ Journey.