In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs September 15-October 15, commencing with a number of countries’ independence days), we are recognizing and celebrating the contributions people of Latin American heritage have made to our country’s economic and agricultural growth.
US food and agriculture depends on the Latinx American community. About half of our agriculture workers are Hispanic, and according to the most recent Census of Agriculture, there are 86,278 Hispanic-operated farms, representing about 4% of total US farms. California is the second top state for Hispanic producers, according to the 2017 census, with over 14,000 producers.
We’ve compiled a list of Latinx-owned farms you can support at Foodwise’s farmers markets, so that you can celebrate these essential land stewards and the range of farm-fresh produce they bring to San Francisco every week. Be sure to support these Latinx food businesses at the farmers market, too!