November’s here, and with it comes:

A new season in Immokalee…

More media on the Campaign for Fair Food…

More updates from the Supermarket Week of Action…

And MORE action this weekend in California in the Trader Joe’s campaign!

The month of November marks the official beginning of the new harvest season in Immokalee, and with picking set to start just weeks from today, CIW members are making their way back to town and readying for what is sure to be a decisive season in the Campaign for Fair Food!

It has come down to this: The supermarket industry is the only thing standing between the farmworker community and its growing network of allies across the country, on the one hand, and the fundamental transformation of farm labor conditions in Florida promised by the Fair Food Program, on the other. The time has come for supermarket companies to support the farm labor program that, in the words of “Tomatoland” author Barry Estabrook from a recent interview, “could well be the most wide-reaching change in agricultural labor relations,” in the country today.

For a great video on the urgency of the Supermarket Campaign, click here.

For more recent media from the Campaign for Fair Food, click on the links below:

“… In my faith tradition, at the end of time, Jesus, the son of man, comes to judge humankind, dividing the sheep and the goats. Everyone is surprised at the criteria of judgment. It has to do with feeding the hungry, water for the thirsty, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked and visiting the imprisoned (Matthew 25:31-46). I suspect if Jesus spoke today, he would include: Be fair to the farmworker: Pay the penny a pound.

What Publix does affects me. One life affects all others.

John Donne, English poet and Anglican priest of an earlier century wrote:

“No man is an island,

Each man’s death diminishes me,

For I am involved in mankind.

Therefore, send not to know

For whom the bell tolls,

It tolls for thee.”

An injustice to a farmworker diminishes me.” read more

For more updates from the Supermarket Week of Action, click on the links below:

And finally, for more action… Those of you on the west coast, and especially our Bay Area Fair Food friends, don’t miss what is sure to be another great march this weekend! Bay Area Fair Food will be joining forces with participants in the Food Justice Conference, put on by the Community Food Security Coalition, for a huge march to a Trader Joe’s store near the conference this weekend in Oakland.

Contact Damara Luce, of Just Harvest, if you are interested in joining the march.