MEET FARMER Maria Catalán

Farmer’s Footprint shares the story of the first Latina migrant farm worked turned farm owner

An Article from our partners Farmers Footprint

“Here in the United States they call it organic agriculture, but for us Latinos, it is the only way we know how to farm, it is the agriculture of our culture.”
Mountains of maíz towered over the young Maria Catalán as she played on her grandfather’s farm. She ran through tomato patches and found solace in the soil underneath her feet. Little did she know this abundance of food and family would later feed her dream of creating a new reality for immigrant farmworkers in the United States.