October is Cal Farmer & Farmworker Month

An agriculture industry promotional effort known as CA Grown is celebrating and highlighting the work of California’s farmers, farmworkers, and everyone whose work helps to keep the food supply chain flowing during the month of October..

According to a CA Grown press release “This month was born out of the desire to thank our farmers and farmworkers for working tirelessly through the pandemic to keep food on the grocery store shelves,” said Cherie Watte Angulo, executive director for CA GROWN.

Farmer and Farmworker month, the first of what will be many years of celebrations, is marked by social media and retail campaigns throughout the state.

CA Grown says California agriculture not only feeds people across the U.S. and around the globe, but the industry is an economic driver for the state, supporting 1.2 million jobs and providing $263 billion in total generated revenue for the state.