Who harvests your winter tomatoes? [VIDEO]
We made this short film in Immokalee, Fla., where nearly all the nation’s winter tomatoes are grown. We spent a day with Lupe Gonzalo, a tomato picker and organizer for the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), who opened up her tiny home and cooked us a meal. The Coalition is fighting to change the way our country’s tomato laborers are treated, as well as raise their wages by implementing a one-penny-per-pound increase for tomatoes harvested. Many companies (Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, SUBWAY, etc.) are working with CIW, but some companies are still holding out (Publix and Chipotle, to name a few).