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Taylor Farms partners with Labor of Love to show worker appreciation

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Taylor Farms, a leading producer of value-added salads and healthy fresh foods, in partnership with Yuma, AZ-based Labor of Love, gave thanks to two automated harvesting crews for their service to the agriculture industry last week.

Taylor Farms’ automated celery harvester and automated cabbage harvester are two of the most revolutionary machines in the industry. Eliminating hand harvesting of the past, these automated harvesters are essentially mobile factories, providing ergonomically correct environments while matching the productivity of a hand crew with 50 percent less labor.LofL3

Members of the Taylor Farms team and Labor of Love representatives drove out to the fields in Yuma to surprise the two crews. Nearly thirty team members were honored and surprised with breakfast, coffee, handwritten thank you notes from Taylor Farms and $25 Walmart gift cards. Two raffle prizes were randomly given out to each crew in addition to the celebration.

“At Taylor Farms we don’t have employees, we have family members,” Christina Barnard, director of marketing at Taylor Farms, said in a press release. “We pride ourselves on taking care of one another. With family culture being our foundation, it is essential that we show appreciation and support to team members across the company.”

This hands-on effort, launched by the Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, already reaches millions of people in surrounding communities. Labor of Love was established to raise awareness about the important contributions that farming employees bring to our industry.

"We are grateful for the support of Taylor Farms and their leadership team and pleased to have the opportunity to surprise their farm crews,” Steve Alameda, president of Yuma Fresh Vegetable Association, added in the press release. “We look forward to continuing to work with them as we shine a light on the industry's most important asset -- the people."