From Harvester to Manager

Meet a Strawberry Farmworker

Every California strawberry is hand-picked and packed in the field. One of the hardest jobs, farmers understand that without the hard work and commitment of the people working year-round to harvest their berries, that producing and distributing 90 percent of the nation’s strawberries would be impossible.

Strawberry farming is responsible for 70,000 jobs in the state, and provides steady work that immigrants can count on to feed their families a build a better life in America.

Hear from Norma, a Salinas crew supervisor who started off picking strawberries.

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