Each of these packing house supervisors has worked at Southern Valley anywhere from 10 to 25 years. From left to right: Michael, Hilda, Sam, and Brenda
Illegal labor harvests 2/3 of the vegetables grown in the US each year. Many of these workers are paid below minimum wage and live in squalid conditions. Southern Valley utilizes a workforce comprised of both domestic workers as well as migrant labor through the H2A Visa Program. We also guarantee our employees at least 145% of minimum wage during the contract season. Southern Valley provides housing to its H2A employees certified bi-annually by the US Department of Labor. We have numerous H2A workers who have chosen to return to our farm each season for over 15 years, and some of our domestic workers have been here since the beginning. We are proud to say that Southern Valley is a place workers choose to return to year after year. We work hard to be fair and equal to both customers and employees and are an equal opportunity employer.