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Farmers Resilience During COVID-19

"I didn't ever think it would be a virus like this that would prove this theory of sustainability," says organic farmer Joe Schirmer of Dirty Girl Produce. "This is our time, this is what we're made for, this is what we do." Joe shares how his farm is rapidly evolving to feed our community during the COVID-19 crisis, why farmworkers have always been essential, and how farming is a powerful force for positive change. "That's why we got into [farming]. We're activists. We want to change the way things are." Keep organic farms thriving. Support farmers like Joe at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.


Learn more about Dirty Girl Produce. Video by Anne Hamersky. This blog post is part of a series inspired by The Food Change, a public art project by CUESA, featuring farmers, advocates, and everyday people who are making positive change in our food system.


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