Real Food For Thought

Youth Crew 2015 – Day 7

This week Youth Crew members watched The Harvest, a documentary that follows three migrant farm worker families and their teenaged children as they travel from farm to farm to harvest vegetables. We made special air-popped popcorn and topped it with spices to nourish ourselves as we took in the gripping story of these young people who sacrifice tremendously to help their families survive. The film showed us another face of our food system, the often-overlooked farm workers who often have to give up on finishing their school years in order to move with their families to earn money. We also learned that many of the farm workers don’t make enough money from their labor to even afford the produce that they pick once it gets to the grocery store and that many farm workers are exposed to pesticides in the fields that make them sick. We reflected on how Real Food Farm is working to create an alternative food system where we grow “real food” that is good for the farmers, good for the environment, and good for the eaters.

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Real Food Farm works toward a just and sustainable food system by improving neighborhood access to healthy food, providing experience-based education, and developing an economically viable, environmentally responsible local agriculture sector.

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