Meet the Workers Who Pick a Third of the Tomatoes in U.S. Supermarkets

The Perennial Plate, a web series about sustainable food, interviews Lupe Gonzalo, a tomato picker and organizer in Immokalee, Florida. Paid per bucket of tomatoes and living nine to a trailer, workers like Gonzalo struggle to make ends meet. Daniel Klein, the co-creator and host of the series, wants to spread awareness about the harsh conditions and labor practices behind the produce we often take for granted. “Most likely,” he writes, “there is a wonderful person just like her picking the tomatoes you buy at the grocery store.