Tanimura & Antle Joins Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association's Labor of Love Program
YUMA, AZ - With Yuma’s agriculture community preparing for a busy harvesting season, now is the perfect time to show appreciation for the region’s local growers, harvesters, and laborers who will invest their next few months making sure everything goes off without a hitch.
To celebrate the workforce, Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association (YFVA) has spearheaded a program called Labor of Love, with Salinas-based grower Tanimura & Antle being one company at the forefront of the cause. YFVA says that it’s Labor of Love program is an opportunity to thank those for their service to the agriculture industry.
“Harvesting is a difficult profession and requires a commitment and unique set of skills,” President of YFVA Steve Alameda shared. “When we find the right workers, we want to make sure we take care of them, respect them and celebrate their invaluable contribution to the industry.”
According to a press release, the Labor of Love program will include surprise breakfasts delivered to various farms; random acts of kindness to workers; a Facebook page with posts devoted to sharing stories of various workers; a website that will help share the stories; and a grand finale surprise at the 2016 Harvest Dinner.
Tanimura & Antle, which is headquartered in Yuma during the winter months, will welcome the Labor of Love program to a field today, accepting kindness in the shape of breakfast burritos adorned with a Labor of Love sticker.
“Our people are at the core of what we do. They are highly skilled and honorable employees who are responsible for bringing premium products to consumers,” shared Caitlin Antle, Sales and Marketing Director for Tanimura & Antle. “They make what we do happen—bringing premium products to consumers every day of the year without skipping a beat. Without growing in the Yuma region as part of our food chain, North America and much of the world would not be eating fresh vegetables during the winter.”
This program will continue for the next 12 weeks, a press release says, highlighting different farm workers and their companies each week. In addition to the breakfast kickoff, stories will be shared and random acts of kindness in the fields will be underway.
To see more from the program as the weeks progress, check back with the Labor of Love website, www.laborofloveyuma.com, to see where the team will share their gratitude next. For more information on the Labor of Love program and/or sponsorship information, contact Limelight Creative Group at 928-246-9255.