Thursday, 07 December 2006 00:00
Immokalee MarketWritten by Christine Buckley
The Seminole word “Immokalee” means “my home”. Each winter, the rural Collier county settlement of that name becomes home to migrants from Mexico, Central America, Haiti and neighboring nations. These workers come to pick the area’s citrus, tomatoes, and other crops. They have made Immokalee the state’s largest farm worker community and a major supplier of the country’s winter produce. With Florida’s growing season now in full swing, WGCU’s Christine Buckley visited a market where the locals do their shopping - and socializing.