Joe Schirmer of Dirty Girl Produce on Farming During the Covid-19 Crisis

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“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 and farmers markets everywhere.

Video by Anne Hamersky in partnership with Cuesa.