Today we celebrate the amazing civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez. Born in Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927, his birthday is a holiday in several states. Chavez worked tirelessly to help farm workers obtain better working and living conditions. Throughout his lifetime Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers union, led successful boycotts using nonviolent tactics and supported other civil rights causes. As we remember his legacy on Cesar Chavez Day we are also thinking about all the men, women and children who continue to endure harsh conditions so we can enjoy delicious produce. In observance of this holiday, every time we eat fruits and vegetables today we’ll be giving thanks for all those hardworking laborers.