This past week, Trader Joe’s signed a Fair Food Agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. It was a key moment for for the food justice movement, and is a meaningful step towards creating a healthier and more sustainable world.
The fact that millions of people turned out to advocate on behalf of farmers in Florida who they’ve never met is an encouraging sign that our anonymous, global food system is gaining, in small but significant ways, more of a human face. Shopping at a Farmer’s Market or joining a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project are great ways to work for food justice in your community. Hazon supports 58 Jewish CSAs around the country. Read more about our CSA program and find a location near you – it’s never too early to sign up (and in many cases, shares will sell out) to support local, sustainable agriculture!
Trader Joe’s photo by Sprew (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons