Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont: A Talk with Teresa Mares

Join us for a talk on food justice and its intersections with agriculture, immigration, policing, and Vermont futures.

Since the 1990s undocumented Mexican and Central American farmworkers have been instrumental in helping bring milk, cheese, and yogurt to market in Vermont. In her recent book, Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont, UVM Professor Teresa Mares details how those who have been so instrumental in feeding others face significant barriers in accessing food themselves.


Thursday, January 9, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Norwich Public Library, 368 Main Street, Norwich VT

Co-sponsored with the Board of Directors of Coop Foodstores.

ABOUT THE BOOK: In a timely book, Teresa M. Mares explores the intersections of structural vulnerability and food insecurity experienced by migrant farmworkers in the northeastern borderlands of the United States. Through ethnographic portraits of Latinx farmworkers who labor in Vermont’s dairy industry, Mares powerfully illuminates the complex and resilient ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of Vermont’s agricultural economy. In doing so, Life on the Other Border exposes how broader movements for food justice and labor rights play out in the agricultural sector, and powerfully points to the misaligned agriculture and immigration policies impacting our food system today.