October is California Farmer and Farmworker Month! California plays a big role in the nation’s food supply and economy—supporting 1.2 million jobs, producing over 400 crops and roughly 50 percent of U.S. produce overall. California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross urges people to support California’s farmers and farmworkers by choosing California grown products when shopping in stores or online.
“California Farmer and Farmworker Month is an important time to share our gratitude for the commitment of our agriculture community, which came together early in the pandemic to secure a safe, nutritious food supply,” said Secretary Ross. “Consumers can take great pride in the high quality of CA GROWN products and how they are grown, reflecting California values for farmworker protections, environmental stewardship, and knowing there is a place for all in California agriculture.”