The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts once again brought to the forefront the issue of responsible food and food justice for all! Amongst tents upon tents of organic and locally produced foods at the Winter Park Harvest Festival on November 20, the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts made sure that the plight of farmworkers was remembered too. While purchasing and eating organic foods is one way of ensuring that farmworkers will not face pesticide exposure, it does not solve the problem faced by the thousands of workers working on conventional farms.
By spreading the word about farmworkers so close to this Thanksgiving Holiday, the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts helped spread information and allowed individuals to remember what is important to be thankful for: farmworkers and responsible food for everyone!
The Farmworker Association of Florida would also like to extend a big “Thank you!” to John Rife, the founder of the Winter Park Harvest Festival, for once again allowing us to spread our message with the community!